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.
Having earned her masters degree in Applied Psychology, Natasha is a doctoral student completing her practicum training at CBPS. She is also a board-registered psychology associate practicing under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Smithmyer (CBPS Director and licensed psychologist).
Services and Specialties:
Teletherapy and individual therapy for older children, adolescents, and adults
- Bipolar disorders
- Family issues
- Life changes
- Focus/organization difficulties
Training in client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, mindfulness-based therapy, and insight-oriented therapies
Special experience includes work with troubled young adults, formerly incarcerated adults, sexual assault survivors, and high-functioning middle-aged and senior adults
Natasha is a board-registered psychology associate practicing under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Smithmyer (CBPS Director and licensed psychologist). Having earned her masters degree in Applied Psychology, Natasha is also a doctoral student completing her practicum training at CBPS.