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Natalie Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Natalie Schwartz (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in health psychology, focusing on the intersection of medical and mental health concerns. Dr. Schwartz offers short-term behavioral health interventions as well as longer-term therapy for adults and young adults.

 

She received her doctoral degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. She has previously worked at VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles, California, where she trained in health service psychology. Dr. Schwartz then worked in Seattle, Washington at Swedish Medical Group, first in primary care and later in a weight management clinic. She has extensive training in both therapy and assessment, working with individuals across the lifespan, including children and adults.

 

Dr. Schwartz is particularly passionate about reducing the stigma associated with utilizing mental health care. As such, she is happy to meet with individuals of all therapy experience, including those new to therapy. Her approach to therapy is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, though she also incorporates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other forms of therapy, focusing on collaboration with the client to determine the best approach. Her areas of specialization include: anxiety, adjustment to a medical diagnosis, body image concerns, depression, grief, insomnia, life transitions, management of chronic medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, diabetes, kidney disease, dementia, etc.), self-esteem, stress, and weight management.