Natalie O’Neil, M.A.
*Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Licensure Anticipated Spring 2018
*Under supervision of Dr. Emily Massey
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.)
Antioch University Santa Barbara
Hours: Mon @ 3-5pm, Tues @ 10am-2pm, & Fri @ 10am-3pm
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“My goal is to provide support, empathic listening, and insight to manage symptoms and live healthier, happier
and more empowered lives.”
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Learning shortcuts to recognizing and refuting overly negative thinking patterns, you will rewrite (develop more positive, realistic thinking) your typical ways of viewing yourself, other people, and the world.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). In recovering from trauma or PTSD, I will support you in rewriting ways in which the trauma has impacted your beliefs about yourself, other people, and the world.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills. You will learn specific skills for emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal functioning.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). We will focus on resolving ongoing interpersonal difficulties (interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, grief reactions, or interpersonal deficits) that may impede your growth.
My Training & Experience
As a counselor, my primary clinical focus is upon eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, & binge-eating) & body image; trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), & dissociative identity disorder (DID); and anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, & panic attacks).
While completing the process of seeking licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland (anticipated Summer 2017), I will be working as a Psychology Associate under the supervision of Dr. Emily Massey and Erin Birely, LCPC through The Center for Empowered Living, LLC and The Renfrew Center of Baltimore.
I have trained and studied in the mental health field for over eight years among an array of settings. These include an inpatient hospitalization program, the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System; an inpatient hospitalization program for psychiatric and chemical dependency; Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, a residential treatment center for adults with severe mental illness; Crescend Health (formerly Phoenix of Santa Barbara, an inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for eating disorders; The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt; a treatment foster care after school program, The Adolescent and Family Growth Center in Springfield, VA; and currently a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for eating disorders, The Renfrew Center of Baltimore.
Throughout my diverse training and roles in these settings I found that I believe that most people are more similar than they are different. I seek to understand how I can help those struggling to navigate their lives. My goal is to provide support, empathic listening and insight to manage symptoms and live healthier, happier and more empowered lives.
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
In my personal time I enjoy partaking in the antics of my two cats, Bedlington Terrier and his Scottish Terrier little sister. I equally enjoy the company of my human family and friends, going to concerts, drawing, painting, singing and dancing.
I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I decided that while attending graduate school and working full-time, I needed to be close to a beach, and completed my Master’s in Clinical Psychology in Santa Barbara, California. After a brief stint in Northern Virginia, I am happy to have come full circle and be living and working in Baltimore.