Nat Newton (they/them, she/her)

PhD, RPS, MS
Accepting Clients

Belonging and authentic connection are core to well-being. I hope to create a space for you to explore what it feels like to belong.

Psychotherapist in Newport Beach, CA
Supervised by Estelle Shane, PhD, PsyD (RP 12)

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

It’s 3am. You’re awake again. Instead of sleeping soundly, you groan inwardly. Rest feels so elusive. Breathing exercises. Visualizations. Didn’t I take melatonin earlier? Anxiety, dread, and despair set in. You think about checking emails for work. You replay a conversation you had earlier in your mind. But your brain is so tired. Just as you almost fall asleep, a jolt of fear tightens your chest. The next day, you wake exhausted and hopeless that this cycle repeats, night after night.

My Background and Approach

I approach therapy as a way of listening to unconscious processes in experiences like exile, abjection, and shame in a safe and warm place. As a trained anthropologist, I see the therapeutic process as a deeply cultural process, where things may "come without saying as they go without saying," which may cause both tremendous suffering and unexpected healing in our relationship. I am certified in the gold standard for first-line treatment of insomnia (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or CBT-I) and maintain ongoing training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. My current research area is insomnia since 2020.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have proudly served as an activist, teacher, or advocate in multiple settings, including LGBTQ and queer justice projects, Asian and Asian American racial equity organizations, feminist nonprofit work in sexual and domestic violence awareness and case management, labor unions and labor nonprofits, and mental health advocacy at local and state-wide levels. I currently work with the Task Force to Address Racism and Homophobia at my home institute at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Feel free to view my work online: www.natnewton.org

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175/session

Info

714-908-7378 Email Nat
901 Dove St
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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