Natalie Brooks

M.A., LMFT

Natalie is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice

serving the eastern San Gabriel Valley and neighboring areas of Claremont, Glendora, La Verne, and San Dimas specializing in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) for emotion regulation disorders.

After completing her undergraduate and graduate degree studies in Psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Natalie went on to work in a variety private and community mental health settings. She is certified in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. From 2008-2016, she was on clinical staff at UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute’s Student Behavioral Health Services seeing student patients with serious mood, personality, and eating disorders. Natalie played a vital role in the development of the Mentalization Based Therapy outpatient treatment program for UCLA students with borderline personality disorder. She has also worked in inpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs for eating disorders where she was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for eating disorders.

During her child and teen years, Natalie trained with Olympic coaches and athletes and was a regionally competitive figure skater. Her direct experience in the elite worlds of figure skating and dance created a personal understanding of the unique pressures experienced by elite athletes and performers. Today, she is an avid yoga practitioner and life-long learner of spiritual practices. Given her personal understanding and background in figure skating and dance, Natalie has worked with many top athletes, television/film actors, and performing artists seeking eating disorder recovery. She is currently in private practice near The Claremont Colleges and works primarily with college students diagnosed with mood, personality and eating disorders. Natalie is an eating disorder and borderline personality disorder specialist who has dedicated her career to helping people recover by creating a life that feels authentic, meaningful, and whole.

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