Nathaniel  Torto
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Nathaniel Torto


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Depression

Professional statement

Nathaniel has extensive experience working with young adults and adolescents on challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, life changes, stress, self-esteem, and grief. By combining evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, Nathaniel creates a safe, grounding environment to challenge clients’ thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so they can move through loss, improve self esteem, and build a life that excites them.

Nathaniel co-creates a space of empathy, safety, and trust that allows clients to feel seen and empowered to make progress. He is reliable and consistent in how he interacts with clients, often bringing a sense of humor into the space, which strengthens the feeling of trust in the relationship. In their work with Nathaniel, clients may explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to gain a clearer understanding of their past and present.

Message to clients

Interrogating your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships to improve your quality of life requires bravery and commitment. I honor this bravery and commitment by creating a therapeutic environment where you’re fully accepted as your whole, authentic self so you can achieve long-term healing and change.

Whether you’re experiencing loss, grappling with a life transition, or exploring how your past relates to your present, I’ll collaborate with you to identify specific goals and guide the therapy space in the direction that best supports your needs.

Life is an incredibly hard, complicated, and beautiful thing. Unpacking everything it has to offer can be overwhelming, but also rewarding. I provide a space where you can recognize your value and feel empowered to take steps in their direction of progress, whatever that looks like for you. I’m so glad you are here seeking support, and I look forward to being a source of support throughout your journey.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am- 8pm
  • Tue 9:30am- 8pm
  • Wed 9:30am- 8pm
  • Thu 9:30am- 8pm
  • Fri 9:30am- 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

John Jay College, Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2021
Brooklyn Prospect Middle School, Clinical Social Work intern, 2019 - 2020
Great Oaks Charter School, 7th Grade Math Content Lead, AmeriCorps , 2018 - 2019
Great Oaks Charter School, 7th & 8th Grade Intensive Learning Tutor, AmeriCorps, 2017 - 2018

Columbia University , Master of Social Work , 2021


New York: 113539