ABOUT DR. WELDON

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DR. NATALIE WELDON

Natalie Weldon, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She utilizes evidence-based techniques to facilitate client growth as they navigate challenging times, gain greater insight into themselves, and work toward living their most meaningful lives. Dr. Weldon provides specialty mental health services to individuals struggling with a variety of concerns stemming from trauma, stress, and anxiety. She offers effective treatment for the following client concerns:

 

  • Anxiety and excessive worry

  • Specific phobias

  • Social anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Trauma and traumatic stress reactions

    • (nightmares, intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, anger outbursts, negative thinking and mood)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Depression

  • Relationship difficulties and anxieties about romantic relationships

  • Feelings of purposelessness and feeling “stuck”

 

Dr. Weldon uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments in her work, including exposure therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She uses client-centered therapy as the foundation of her treatment, making sure to provide a genuine, open, and supportive environment for the client to heal and grow.  Dr. Weldon makes sure to meet the client where they are, while also providing evidence-based and effective psychotherapy treatments. Dr. Weldon will help facilitate change through giving you new perspective and helping you develop new skills, while also empowering you to find the answers to your concerns within yourself. She values the unique cultural and social identities you bring to therapy, and prides herself in providing culturally sensitive and LGBTQ+ affirming care.

 

Dr. Weldon completed her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Florida, where she gained experience treating individuals with anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, grief, self-esteem issues, social fears, and relationship difficulties. During this time, she was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Multicultural Feminist Therapy, and mindfulness. In her doctoral program, Dr. Weldon also conducted research on understudied bias and discrimination. Dr. Weldon went on to complete her internship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, where she received advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD. She completed her training on postdoctoral residency at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she specialized further in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders, learning CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and CBT for Social Phobia.

 

On postdoctoral residency, Dr. Weldon also received advanced training in working with patients from diverse multicultural backgrounds, whose concerns related to an aspect of their cultural identity (for example, clients whose mental health had been impacted by racism, sexism, or homophobia). Dr. Weldon also currently works as a staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA treating veterans with trauma, anxiety, and depression.