Nathaniel W.  Turner
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Nathaniel W. Turner


Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
New York Accepting Online
Updated November 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Relationship issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Codependency
  • Men's health

Professional statement

Nathaniel is an expertly trained psychotherapist, with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University, and a graduate degree in marriage & family therapy from Drexel University, a COAMFTE-accredited institution.

Though Nathaniel hails from New York City, for the last 3 years, he has served high-risk, predominantly Black-and-brown populations through the administration of both mobile and outpatient therapy in the greater Philadelphia region. He is trained in Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based treatment modality used to engage high-risk families.

His approach to therapy is strength-based, inclusive, relational and systemic, emphasizing cultural competence, social justice, and the person of the therapist. This unique and dynamic blend of factors ensures a therapeutic experience that is not only focused on helping his clients gain non-judgmental insight into their presenting concerns, but on facilitating the co-creation of a safe and secure therapeutic environment and relationship, from which authentic change can occur.

In addition to being well-versed in the delivery of trauma-informed, socially and culturally contextualized care, Nathaniel specializes in aiding his clients in navigating existential and faith-based issues. He believes in a top-down, side-to-side perspective of holistic wellness which acknowledges the significance of the spiritual dimension, how it impacts biological, psychological and interpersonal dynamics, and by extension, quality of life.

At present, Nathaniel sees clients virtually, though opportunities for in-person and group psychotherapy may soon emerge.

Message to clients

Holistic wellness is both a goal and a practice, entailing high levels of awareness and integration between mind, body and spirit. Breakthroughs in interpersonal neuroscience research point to this awareness and integration as being widely achievable, stemming in simplest terms from the process of being seen, known and understood. At the heart of the therapeutic relationship exists immense potential for holistic wellness and change, not merely through unearthed insight, but through involvement in the safely-structured process of honest, caring, and mutual relational exchange between fellow life-travelers, therapist and client.

While therapy is by no means a cure-all, it can and should be a journey that leads to deeper understanding and greater wellness. However, those ends can only be achieved through authentic, willing engagement in the process.

My hope is that you'll inquire regarding a free, 15-minute phone consultation so that we can further discuss the investment of therapy, and ultimately determine if working with me would be the best fit for you.


Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

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


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


Nathaniel Turner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $185 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $240 (50min)

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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Session fees are set by Ibisanmi Relational Health, and sliding scale payment options are available on a limited basis.

During a free 15-minute consultation call with either myself or one of the practice's virtual assistants, we can work with you to assuage any concerns you may have in regard to navigating out-of-network benefit coverage.


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 6-8pm
  • Tue 6-8pm
  • Wed 6-8pm
  • Thu 6-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Ibisanmi Relational Health, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
Intercultural Family Services, Inc, Functional Family Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Drexel University ICF Therapy Services, Outpatient Therapist, 2018 - 2020

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


New York: P112013