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Natalie Monaghan

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island
Eating disorders-Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)-Anxiety-Depression-Family issues-Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges-Compulsive behavior-Parenting-Relationship issues-Self-harm-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

So many people feel alone in their struggles, as well as disconnected from friends, family, and self. Seeking support is a brave step that signifies the desire for change, fulfillment and/or connection. Building a relationship with a therapist who is a good match for you and experiencing good therapy will be life changing. It is so important to find a therapist that you respect and connect well with, someone who can bring care and comfort to your most vulnerable parts.
Message to clients with an eating disorder: Struggling with an eating disorder can be such a lonely and isolating experience. Feelings are often internalized and it feels foreign or too scary to externalize them in a state of pure vulnerability. The eating disorder behaviors are helpful to numb self and distract from the current emotions and/or present stressors in your life. Although CBT and DBT skills can be helpful tools to help restructure distorted thinking, regulate emotions and improve distress, I find that it does not shift behaviors. This result leaves people feeling hopeless and frustrated. I feel passionate that the work I do with my clients not only improves symptoms, but is also transformative in the way they relate to family, friends and self.

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist
Keansburg Board of Education, Elementary School Social Worker
Summit Center for Learning of Springfield, Social Skills Group Facilitator
South Orange Middle School, School Social Work Intern
Mountainside Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit/Emergency Department, Crisis Intervention & Psychiatric Social Work Intern/per diem employee
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Research Assistant

Rutgers, The State University of NJ School of Social Work, MSW, 2005
Boston College, BA, Human Development / Child in Society, 2002




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Natalie Monaghan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $275
  • Initial session:$275 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$350 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$105 (75min)
  • Family sessions:$334 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
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