Dr. Naatz is board certified in school neuropsychology and provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children and adolescents; her specialty areas are in autism spectrum, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Dr. Naatz also works with adolescents and adults in therapy, primarily from a third-wave cognitive behavioral approach in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and life transitions. Additionally, she works as an adjunct professor at Wheaton College in the clinical psychology doctoral program.
Dr. Naatz combines clinically sound treatment methods with Christian-based principles in order to help her clients develop a sense of peace and understand God’s purpose for their lives. Dr. Naatz develops a strong, safe, therapeutic relationship where she and her clients can work together to uncover whatever is interfering with living life fully and abundantly. She communicates God’s truth to the challenges of life with grace, acceptance, and compassion.
Dr. Naatz earned a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1998. She completed her predoctoral internship at Northern Illinois University’s Counseling & Student Development Center where she specialized in eating disorder treatment. Dr. Naatz completed her practicum work at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in eating disorders research and participated in the development of the evidence-based therapies used today. Dr. Naatz also worked for Lutheran Child and Family Services where she counseled and supervised family therapists in the state of Illinois while maintaining a private practice that focused on learning disability and dyslexia assessment.