I tend to work best with individuals that have historically struggled to feel a sense of self worth. I will sometimes tell a client, "I will love the snot out of you no matter what", and I expect clients to practice loving themselves in this same way.
Life can be hard, and I believe people cope in the best ways they know how. Many people identify as being "stuck" when they come into therapy (whether they're dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.), and so I prefer clients that are willing to challenge themselves to do things that might feel counter-intuitive. For example, if you are accustomed to berating yourself it might feel "weird" or "wrong" to practice truly loving yourself. Or, if you are accustomed to avoiding your unpleasant emotions it might feel counter-intuitive to try and connect with sadness, pain, anger, or fear.
I should also note that I work well with clients that have struggled with asserting their voice in the past and are hoping to really be heard. I have been told I have a gentle approach, listen well, and provide clients the space they need to open up, find their voice, and feel empowered to make the changes they desire.
I love individual therapy, yet it has become clear that group therapy is often a more powerful tool for helping people make the changes they desire.
In individual and group work I focus my practice on anxiety-related issues, depression, trauma, and issues surrounding sexuality and gender. I work with all gender and sexual orientation identities. I particularly enjoy working with individuals that have been underrepresented, and much of my research and clinical interests have focused on international student concerns.
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University
- Doctoral Internship, University of Maine Counseling Center
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Iowa State University Student Counseling Service
- How to Successfully Fail at Overcoming Perfectionism
- Oh no! Not Another Boring PowerPoint. What Everyone Should Know About Effective Presentation Design and Delivery
- Listening Skills and Crisis Management (usually with a portion focused on training individuals to conduct a brief suicide assessment and know available resources)
- Anxiety and Stress Management- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
- Procrastination: Time Management Solutions
- Procrastination: Emotional Management Solutions
- Emotional Well-being: A Study of Disney's Inside Out
- Developing Healthy Relationships: A Study of Elsa and Anna in Disney's Frozen
Nate Page, PhD, LP, CGP
Licensed Psychologist & Certified Group Psychotherapist in Northfield, Minnesota
I specialize in college student mental health and also in group therapy. My full time job is at Carleton College Student Health and Counseling (SHAC).
You can read all about me in the sections above. I encourage you to click on the section titled MY IDEAL CLIENT to see if we are a good fit. If it seems like I am a good match for you and for your concerns, please reach out to me to schedule an initial session or a free 15-minute consultation.