Nataly is in the doctoral training program where she will start her psychological assessment practicum. Her current role at Guada Psych is completing neuropsychological assessments on a range of clinical presentations, from personality disorders to autism spectrum disorder. Her love for working with children, adolescents, and families is a main reason she has pursued the clinical psychology doctoral program. Nataly describes herself as highly curious and appreciative of the learning process. She takes a relational approach to her work as she believes that the quality of our life has a lot to do with the quality of our relationships.
Education and Training
Nataly attended Wilbur Wright College and transferred to National Louis University for her B.A in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral PsyD program at Adler University in Chicago, IL. She has experience working with children/adolescents and their families in the childcare setting where she assisted school-aged children and adolescents with their schoolwork. She also provided in-home services where she was able to more fully understand and conceptualize family and environmental needs from a therapeutic lens. When working as a home visitor, Nataly provided developmentally appropriate activities, worked on goal setting, provided psychoeducation to expecting moms, facilitated socialization, and worked alongside the case workers to provide families with needed resources.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Nataly is interested in continuing to work with children, adolescents, and families. She is fascinated by qualitative research and is drawn to reading about loss, grief, bereavement, and the processes involved in interpersonal relationships. Nataly feels strongly about the use of storytelling to connect with others and the importance of approaching individuals with compassion.