Behavioral Treatment; CBT; DBT; Play Therapy; Movement/ Mindfulness Based Therapies/ Attatchment Based Therapy; Art Based Therapies
Certified Animal Assisted Therapist
Natasha Charles McQueen, M.S., Psychology Associate
Natasha earned her B.A. in Psychology/Anthropology at CUNY School of Professional Studies at The Graduate Center and her M.S. in Applied Psychology at Walden University’s Blended Psychology Program. She is scheduled to earn her Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden in 2021. Note: The blended program at Walden provides hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR), doctoral residences, supervised practicum, and internship requirements.
Natasha believes that the quest for knowledge is based on critical examination, patience, and the ability to provide insight. What happens to us matters, and understanding our experiences can serve to make sense of what's going on right now. Therapy with Natasha centers around what each unique client wants to accomplish with her. The practice of psychology is not about solving clients’ problems for them, but rather, it is about providing an accepting space to support the client through challenging life experiences. The purpose is to help the client build resilience for the future by increasing mindful living through self-awareness and acceptance, by developing healthier or more meaningful relationships, and by identifying and working toward their own goals.
Natasha is a psychology associate intern practicing under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Smithmyer (CBPS Director and licensed psychologist).
Dr. Catherine Smithmyer, Director
Areas of Expertise and Interest
Children, adolescents, and adults
Depression and bipolar disorders
ADHD, learning, and memory loss
Anger and aggression
Traumatic stress and stress management
Discrimination and self-empowerment
Supervision of psychological testing
Interpersonal, social rhythm, cognitive, behavioral, insight-oriented, person-centered, attachment-based, and family therapy approaches