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Natalie Wheeler, M.A.

Therapeutic Style:

I have adopted an integrated approach to therapy that emphasizes components of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral modalities in particular. I strive to comprehensively understand each person’s individual needs, challenges, and perspectives while also accounting for how backgrounds and identities may impact their experiences and beliefs. In so doing, I aim to promote an individual’s wellbeing not only academically, but in the context of their social and family systems, external environments, as well as emotional and psychological complexities. As such, I tend to approach therapy from a developmental framework in which exploring how the past influences the present and future can enhance self-awareness and resilience. Subsequently, I work to incorporate skills-based coping and other self-regulation techniques to strengthen an individual’s ability to meet the demands of their life circumstances. I believe therapeutic partnerships embedded in trust, empathy, and collaboration are fundamental in building upon existing strengths, improving specific areas of concern, and owning one’s most authentic story.

Professional Interests:

  • Mood & Emotion Concerns (Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, OCD)
  • Emerging/Young Adulthood
  • Attachment Theory
  • Family Systems and Object Relations
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Neurodiversity Concerns (ASD, ADHD)
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Student-Athlete Concerns

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I will be co-facilitating the Reclaiming Self group therapy during the fall semester.

Educational Background:

I graduated from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) in 2018 with a double major in Psychology and English Writing. I subsequently earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2020 and graduated with an emphasis in child studies. I am currently in my 4th year of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Indianapolis. I will graduate in August 2024 with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I have worked within multiple hospital systems, private practices, and even completed a practicum at CCS in 2022. I am very excited to have returned to OSU for my internship this year!

Personal Interests:

I was a student-athlete from an early age, predominantly in soccer, and played competitively for DePauw University. This experience led to a continuing love for sports, leadership, and a team-oriented atmosphere. Apart from the Buckeyes, I am a rising Columbus Crew fan! Further, majoring in English has instilled a love reading and writing poetry as well as writing creatively. I am also partial to the psychological thriller and fiction genres. I generally love staying active, attending festivals and sporting events, traveling, talking to dogs as if they are human, and spending time outdoors as well as with family and friends. Not only can I quote the entire FRIENDS tv show but I love sweet treats and thoroughly enjoy anything involving chocolate. Lastly, I love to keep track of National Days/Months as I believe there are many reasons to celebrate each and every day.



This clinician is currently under clinical supervision.  The supervisor of record is Kristen Swope, PsyD, and their license number is P.08104.