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Ethan Cullinan Psychotherapy, LCAT

Ethan Cullinan is a psychotherapist with extensive clinical experience serving individuals across the mental health spectrum. His work integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychotherapy, music therapy, and mindfulness practices in order to help clients address life’s challenges from many angles while supporting them in rediscovering meaning, flexibility, and flow.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay with insurance
  • Cigna
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I utilize both creative arts therapy and training in ACT to support clients in expanding their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral repertoires, helping them to make new choices in their lives and more effectively pursue their values and goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been passionate about music since before I can recall and have spent my life listening, playing, and creating as much as I can, which allows me to express and communicate my feelings, find meaning in the face of adversity and trauma, and grow as an individual. These experiences drove me to find a way to share this path with others. I pursued a master’s degree in music therapy from NYU and later, licensure as a creative arts therapist. Since then, my clinical interests have been centered around mental health services, spanning both inpatient and outpatient settings, and I've spent the majority of my career providing therapy to a broad and culturally diverse set of individuals across Brooklyn and Rochester. I utilize both creative arts therapy and training in ACT to support clients in expanding their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral repertoires, helping them to make new choices in their lives and more effectively pursue their values and goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that the foundation of any meaningful therapeutic journey is the safety and trust that client and therapist build together, so our initial meetings will focus on getting to know one another and constructing a solid and supportive relationship. As we progress, we will work to identify your personal values and your goals based on the challenges you are facing presently. These values and goals become the basis for our exploration of how we can best use your inner strengths while developing new skills to address these challenges in a fully present and conscious manner (using creative expression, mindfulness and acceptance techniques, experiential activities, and, yes, sometimes even a bit of homework!). Doing so can lead to sustained, values-based, and committed change as well as more freedom, meaning, and satisfaction throughout your life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
While it can be quite challenging to point to a concrete gain that came from the global pandemic, the emergence of telehealth is certainly one, as it has brought therapy to thousands of clients who otherwise may not have had access to such support. This particular medium obviously comes with its own set of challenges, but I find that its presence serves as an apt metaphor for our times: In the face of human need, we will always work to find creative solutions to reestablish our own sense of stability and direction. I believe that telehealth offers this and provides a strong foundation for meaningful therapy.
Does being an LCAT mean that you only use the creative arts during sessions?
The short answer is no. As an LCAT, I am committed to embracing, fostering, and utilizing creativity in all its forms in service of the needs and goals of the client. To me, creativity is not just art; it can be learning to look at a problem in a different way or finding a new path to ground oneself in the present moment. Whatever your creativity looks like, we'll strive to find the session flow that works for you in order to access it fully.
“To me, creativity is not just art; it can be learning to look at a problem in a different way or finding a new path to ground oneself in the present moment.”
Interested in speaking with Ethan?