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Dr. Atiya Nathan, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Dr. Atiya Nathan and I'm thrilled that you have found my page! The decision to seek therapy is a decision that does not always come easy. Please know that your decision shows your commitment to healing and I commend you for taking this first step. Go, you!

I won't bore you with a lot of details about myself so I will try to keep this short. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dually licensed in Mississippi and Virginia. I currently work full time as an embedded government Social Worker. I love my work because I work hands-on with Service Members in their space, where I am able to see their daily work and triumphs! As a military spouse with lived experience on stress and transitioning, I enjoy working with those who serve as well as civilians. In the evenings I see a variety of clients who have experienced physical or emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, difficulties managing stress and workplace expectations, issues with self-esteem, goal-setting and even parenting issues.

I'm a Kentucky "gal" and I graduated from the University of Louisville where I earned a B.A. in Communication (2004), and a M.S. in Social Work. In 2019 I graduated with my doctorate in Education with a focus on Character Education from Regent University (Virginia). I am also a Clinically Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional.

My counseling style is interactive and compassionate. I am a strength-based therapist; I love helping you to see your best self. Additionally, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused techniques. My favorite part of counseling is working alongside you as you march towards healing and peace and seeing your transition. My career as a Licensed Therapist is a humbling one and one that brings me great joy. I see it as a calling and not work.

Please feel free to message me through BetterHelp to schedule an appointment and for any questions. Also, please feel reach out regarding my schedule because I may have some openings.

Are you ready? Let's work!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


VA LCSW 0904010716


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Atiya Nathan. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kind, wonderful, caring, smart!

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Atiya for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My Dr. Nathan is absolutely amazing. This has been the best experience ever and I wouldn’t trade her for anything!!

Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Atiya for 5 months on issues concerning self esteem

I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to speak with Dr. Nathan and go through therapy. I would say that I hit rock-bottom mentally for the first time in my life, but having her to talk through the challenges in my life and put things into perspective has been a huge factor in my journey to wellness.

Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Atiya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Nathan and I just started working together but I feel like she truly cares about my concerns and what I have going on in my life. She is easy to talk to, listens and provides great feedback for me to exercise in my life. I am looking forward to continuing our counseling relationship and improving my over all mental health.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Atiya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Nathan is down-to-earth, kind & has a great bedside manner.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Atiya for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Love the sessions with her

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Atiya for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd