Meet the Therapist
Natalie Schaffer, LCSW
Top Four Areas of Specialty:
Anxiety & Stress
Self-Esteem & Identity
Also Experienced In:
Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women’s Issues, Young Adult Issues
Years Working with Transition-Age Youth in Various Service Settings
Years in Private Tele-therapy
Years Working in Child Welfare for Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Years Volunteering as Lifeline Counselor with The Trevor Project
Working With Me
My name is Natalie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles. I have worked in various service settings including public child welfare, mental health and community-based non-profit. I have worked with folks from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues and those who have experienced trauma and abuse. These challenges along with everyday stressors can make life feel overwhelming. I am here to support you along the way and to remind you that all of your emotions are valid; they can be managed to help you achieve greater peace and perspective.
I would describe my approach as interactive, strength-based, and compassionate with zero judgement. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing, however, I am flexible in drawing from various styles that work best for you. I also like to incorporate some mindfulness and art therapy techniques if it meets your unique needs.
I want you to get the most out of our time together. If you think I’m a good fit as your therapist, I would be honored to work with you!