Natalie Wheeler
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Natalie Wheeler, LPC
Clinical Psychotherapist

I am here to support you in finding a new path forward when you’re feeling stuck and chronically overwhelmed in life. We’ll join together to figure out what you want your life to look like, what your barriers are to getting there, and how we can work with those in a way that feels manageable. I want you to leave the therapy space feeling empowered and knowing you have tools to carry with you once you’ve “graduated.”

We will likely practice a mix of self-compassion, exploring and being present with feelings, experimenting with specific coping strategies, and engaging in small behavior changes to build you up. I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, behavioral activation (BA), and client-led + gradual exposure therapy (ERP – exposure and response prevention). I also believe in exploring how wider systems & environments impact the ways we struggle and cope. I am an ADHDer with lived experience in many of the issues I treat. I support the neurodiversity model in my practice, doing my best to consider the unique sensory, social, and emotional needs and strengths of ADHDers and Autistic people.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Master of Science in Counseling, May 2021
Clinical mental health emphasis

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2018
Certificate in Religious Studies.

Age Groups

Ages: 18+

Specialties:

  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • ADHD
  • Depression & other mood concerns
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Young adulthood
  • Stress management
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy (skills-based and process-based)
  • Neurodivergency (Autism and Attention Deficit)