My approach to therapy follows a simple format delivered with the utmost respect and enthusiasm. I must earn your trust. This is supposed to help you. My communication style is generally void of jargon, colloquialisms or "psychobabble". Clarity strengthens meaning.
I maintain a small caseload and most of my practice involves late afternoon and weekend sessions.
Initially some mutual understanding of the problem must be established. Definition. The goal is for both of us to understand more fully just what it is about your situation that makes it a problem. For many this discussion alone brings a bit of relief.
Next is the process of generating effective solutions. Some will discover that the hard work of therapy begins here. We may laugh and we may cry. We may sit there briefly dumbfounded. One starts to seriously consider what they must do to ameliorate that problem we began to understand in the first part.
Then we choose our course of action. This is difficult. I will help you. We make a plan. We execute the plan. Did it help? Yes then cool. No then we decide which previous step we need to refine. There may have been a problem we failed to identify sooner. We have learned something important.
The techniques used are time honored and supported by research and experience. There is a vast amount of resources to explore. Or we make new ones.
I received my education from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I spent over 20 years in an in-patient facility in Texas as an Associate Clinical Psychologist. I have served as therapist to individuals from diverse backgrounds and with unique challenges. Some of the people I have worked with, in an alliance to make their lives at the very least tolerable, are among the coolest and most admirable humans I have ever known. I owe them a lot for the skills I bring here.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Dependent Personality, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Phobias, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
TX LPA 12533
Really glad I signed up with him; Nat has been helping me through one of the toughest times in my life. He doesn't just tell me what I want to hear - he makes me work - but that's what I'm here for. I have made really good progress with his counsel.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Nat for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
He has been very attentive and kind. He has also been very helpful with sending articles to help me with my bpd. I really appreciae his help with keeping me focused on improving and encouraged to keep at it.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Nat for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Nat has been a great listener and even better therapist. He maintains a level of care, while still being a professional, that I truly appreciate. Having someone willing to hear your past and still help you plan your future is something everyone should experience. Don’t lose hope. There’s a lot of wonderful people out there if you’re willing to look. Nat is definitely one of them :)
Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Nat for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Nat is extremely helpful and eye-opening. He is very down to earth and offers real help. He challenges you to think and understand your problem.10/10 recommend him.
Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Nat for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
He is infact the person/Dr Who Has Been Able To Help Break Open And Get Through To Me not Only By Information Provided to him, But By Way Of His Wisdom Gained Theough Experience And I Honestly Have Not Came Across A Mental Health Profressional Who Has been able To Identify my need But Also Communicate with me at an eye to eye level and Continue to support me in further Addressing My Mental Health Needs. He Understands In Many Levels Even Though communication Has Only been Made In Such Short Time. He Is the perfect example of what a mental Health Provider should be and the standard of care that should be provided
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Nat for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder