Nathaniel  Turner
Zencare Vetted

Nathaniel Turner


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
New York Waitlist Online
Updated May 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Men's health
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Nathaniel is a licensed therapist, presenter, writer and group facilitator based in New York. He has 5 years of combined clinical training and experience working with families, couples and individuals in child welfare, juvenile justice and private practice settings. He has an additional 6 years of human services and public policy experience as a liaison for the US federal government. He brings the fullness of his vocational experiences to bear in service of his clients and their navigation of social systems.

Nathaniel’s approach to treatment is strength-based, solution-focused and collaborative. He attends to both social and cultural context in his work, acknowledging the importance they play in creating the trust and safety which makes therapeutic work possible. He takes particular care to ensure that clients feel affirmed, empowered and capable as a result of their time spent working with him.

In addition to being well-versed in the delivery of compassionate, trauma-informed care, Nathaniel specializes in aiding clients processing through Christian, faith-based issues. His perspective of mental health is holistic, acknowledging the significance of faith, how it shapes perspective when navigating internal and interpersonal experiences, and by extension, quality of life.

Message to clients

I believe emotional well-being is both a practice and a pursuit, emerging from relationships and experiences that allow us to be and feel increasingly seen, known, understood and appreciated. I also believe in therapeutic work that is collaborative and client-centered, so I work best with clients who are looking to fully invest in the process with the understanding that commitment and engagement are necessary ingredients of not only a meaningful therapeutic experience, but a meaningful life.

Some of my areas of focus include bridging the gap between Christian faith and emotional well-being, examining how the quality of our relationships impact our quality of life, and exploring how our thoughts, beliefs and practices inform the ways we navigate relationships and form our lives.

In a nutshell, I help clients develop insight that extends from their immediate life circumstances to their developmental roots, cultivate the ability to predict behavior outcomes, and engage in emotionally corrective experiences that enable change to occur.

Please reach out to schedule a consultation, and let's see about working together. Take care.


Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (65min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (65min)

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:

  • Super 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
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Unfortunately, I do not accept Medicare or Medicaid insurance plans at this time.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3 - 8pm
  • Tue 3 - 8pm
  • Wed 10am - 2pm
  • Thu 10am - 2pm
  • Fri 10am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

The New York Foundling, Clinical Supervisor, 2022 - 2023
The New York Foundling, Functional Family Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Ibisanmi Relational Health MFT, PLLC, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Intercultural Family Services, Inc., Functional Family Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Drexel University Individual, Couple & Family Services, Clinical Intern, 2018 - 2020

Drexel University, MFT, 2020
Howard University, BS, 2012


New York: 001976-01