Meet The Specialists
Natalie Altenburg has her Master’s degree and is currently in Midwestern University’s Clinical Psychology Doctorate program. Natalie attended DePaul University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services. Natalie has previously participated in clinical training and part-time work opportunities in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a pediatric occupational therapy clinic, and a special recreation center. All these experiences have allowed her to gain skills working with children and adolescents, as well as develop knowledge in assessments and interventions for clients with a wide variety of needs, both on an individual and group basis.
Natalie is excited to work as a team with clients, as well as their families, school staff, and other professionals to support their growth. She uses evidence-based models, such as cognitive-behavioral, exposure therapy, and family systems models to guide her treatment process. She also approaches her work with clients with an emphasis on utilizing the client’s strengths and building a strong therapeutic relationship to help clients feel supported and confident in achieving their goals both in treatment and in life.
Natalie is thrilled to be helping children and their families develop ways to manage several mental health conditions, including anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive, and eating disorders. She is also passionate about helping children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum learn to thrive with their unique needs and abilities. When Natalie is not working, she enjoys teaching and participating in dance classes. She also loves reading, running, cooking, and drawing.