NaTasha was born and raised in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in in Human Services and went on to pursue a Master’s of Science in Marriage Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix in 2011. During her academic work she was the recipient of the 2010 California Department of Mental Health MFT Stipend Program Educational Award.
NaTasha Bailey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California that means has well over 3,000 hours of clinical experience with the bulk of her experience focusing on teens, young adults and families. She has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, adolescents and families in San Diego.
She specialize in relationship counseling as well as in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. NaTasha has worked with adults and children of all ages from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. She has extensive experience treating mood disorders, depression and anxiety. She has been in private practice for 4 years.
Her experience also includes providing therapy for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems for various school districts in San Diego such as crisis intervention and Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) to students receiving Special Education Services.
NaTasha's professional working career consists of over 15 years experience working with the elderly population diagnosed with major and minor neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. She has worked as Aging Program Specialist Regional Coordinator for the County of San Diego Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office provided advocacy for seniors.
NaTasha has also worked as a Protective Services Worker with the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services for 3 years helping families with reunification services.
NaTasha believes that therapy not only takes place in the therapy room, but also in everyday life experiences. She knows that relationship between the therapist and the client is paramount for productive treatment and ultimately for healing to occur.
She hopes to inspire clients by empowering, educating and encouraging them to build on their strengths as well as possibilities in order to move to a place of hope and healing.
Her goal is to creatively collaborate with individuals, couples and families to improve their present experience of life, and transform relationships in ways that inspire a meaningful and hope-filled future for all and also target the African American Community.
When NaTasha is not working she enjoys running, Zumba, fiction writing and most importantly spending quality time with her family.
NaTasha A. Bailey MS, LMFT #86354
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