Natalie Monaghan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating.
Natalie welcomes adolescents and adults of all ages and genders, many of whom have found eating to be a recurring challenge. Natalie has deep expertise in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and orthorexia. She also works with clients navigating depression, anxiety, OCD, and life transitions, including the transition to college and midlife transitions.
Natalie particularly enjoys working with athletes, incorporating exercise into eating recovery and reestablishing a healthy relationship with one’s sport. She also helps parents better understand the inner experience of a child with an eating disorder in order to strengthen patterns of communication and foster supportive relationships.
Natalie utilizes a skills-based and Gestalt approach, helping clients build positive coping skills and tap into deep emotions and vulnerabilities to create lasting change. She provides highly tailored, coordinated care that acknowledges the uniqueness of each client’s eating experience and allows them to reconnect to their inner self. Natalie’s goal is for her clients to feel deeply cared for and no longer alone in their challenges, and for her office to be a safe haven for clients to begin to heal.
Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) - Feeling preoccupied with parts of your body to the point where the preoccupation interferes with your life
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias; undesired eating habits, smoking, and drug use related to anxiety
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Family issues - Navigating/ coping with mental illness within a family, parenting stressors, wedding planning stressors, among other family-related challenges
Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges - Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction
Compulsive behavior - Including compulsive overeating, nail biting, picking, compulsive spending, hair pulling
Parenting - Supporting children who are struggling with anxiety, depression, college adjustment, and eating disorders, while also caring for yourself
Relationship issues - Navigating challenging friendships and relationships with family members and parents
Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Natalie Monaghan is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Keansburg Board of Education, Elementary School Social Worker, 2005 - 2007
Summit Center for Learning of Springfield, Social Skills Group Facilitator, 2005 - 2007
Mountainside Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit/Emergency Department, Crisis Intervention & Psychiatric Social Work Intern/per diem employee, 2003 - 2006
South Orange Middle School, School Social Work Intern, 2004 - 2005
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Research Assistant, 2002 - 2003
Rutgers, The State University of NJ School of Social Work, MSW, 2005
Boston College, BA, Human Development / Child in Society, 2002
This 8-week group provides a safe and supportive environment for young adults to be supported by peers and an experienced therapist in their journey to eating disorder recovery.