Natifa WaltersLCSW

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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have felt lost and lacking control. I have experienced low self esteem and trauma. I know what it feels like to live outside of yourself and want more for the person you look back at the mirror. I am more and I deserve more, so do you, lets get it!

What is your style/approach to therapy?

“The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” I believe your power to change start with a changed mind. I often use CBT in my professional practice.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I like to let the client lead! You are the author of your life and I am here to help you develop the chapters you have for your life. You know what you want for your life, I can help empower you to get to it.





General Expertise


Anger management

Attachment issues


Communication issues

Cultural adjustment

Divorce & separation

Family issues



Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Dialectical Behavior Therapy


NY, LCSW, 090243


Master of Social Work, University of Southern California

Bachelors of Art, Psychology, SUNY Oswego

Work History

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York with 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist to a wide range of individuals. I have worked with clients who present with General Anxiety Disorder all the way to those who are Seriously Mental Ill.My areas of knowledge are center around depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem. I am also able to address past and present trauma, that have change the course of your life. I believe that therapy is a gift and has something to offer everyone. Those gifts come in the form of healing, empowerment, effective communication, and recovery to name a few. It takes a lot to come to therapy and I am here to offer a listening ear. Through your session you will gain an opportunity to work through any matter you wish to address and the focus is all for your growth. I am willing to meet you where you are. I am excited to work with you!


6211 Johnston Road, Suite A, Albany, 12203, NY