I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practitioner with over 14 years of professional work experience promoting mental health and wellness.
I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will no doubt assist you in overcoming any challenge you may face along your life's journey.
Asking for help and guidance, seeking a more fulfilling and happier life for yourself takes willingness, self-compassion, courage, and insight. I am here to support you in that process.
I work alongside clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared and understood without fear of judgment or miss-interpretation. Alliance and trust are valuable assets to nurture, while in the midst of exploring ambivalence, trepidation, and personal growth.
Reaching out to a person you don't know yet is a truly brave action. You are taking the initiative to move towards the new and unknown. I will listen, encourage, support, & empower you by helping you navigate new pathways.
I believe every one of us deserves maximum attention and commitment to our mental health and wellness from all health care professionals we encounter. My model is dedicated to a solution-oriented continuum and emphasizes practicing a seamless continuity of care that is essential to revealing the unique strengths and challenges of each individual person's life journey. Experiencing effective therapy is all to often encumbered by the severe limitations inherent to a service-centered system of care model, rather than a committed and authentic person-centered approach.
I recognize the centrality of systems and cognitive theory in understanding and better navigating our human experiences. I’ve come to understand that most of our life challenges involve comprehensive conditions and circumstances that can be explored and engaged through the use of unique practice informed, bio-psycho-social and spiritual exploration, and holistic and integrated evidence-based intervention and self-actualization methods.
Building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients based on developing trust, unconditional positive regard, and mutual compassion provides a foundation for exploring interpersonal challenges, wellness, and existential equilibrium.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
SC LISW-CP 11230
Professor Tate is without a doubt one of the best and most understanding individuals I have met in my life. I am more humbled than anything to have him as my counselor.
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Nathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd