Dr Natalja Nabinger de Diaz

Dr Natalja Nabinger de Diaz | Clinical Psychologist

BCrimJus, BPsychSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin.), PhD (ClinPsy). MAPS, FCCLP

Natalja (pronounced Natalia) is a registered Clinical Psychologist. She holds undergraduate qualifications in psychological sciences and criminology, and has a postgraduate Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology. Natalja has experience working with clients of all ages and has worked in a variety of roles in private, hospital, education, and clinical research settings.

Clinical Psychologist in Mermaid Beach, Gold CoastAreas of Specialisation

Natalja is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients of all ages to overcome their life challenges, resolve their internal conflicts, and to help them to develop skills to improve their own wellbeing. She also enjoys working with families and helping parents to enhance their parenting skills and capacity to support their children with their emotional or behavioural problems. Her main areas of specialisation include anxiety and mood disorders, interpersonal problems and problems related to trauma, as well as diagnostic psychological assessments, including:

  • Anxiety and specific phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Interpersonal/relationship problems
  • Stress and burn-out
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alcohol, substance, and behavioural Addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Diagnostic Psychological and Cognitive Assessments for:
    • ADHD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)  in Adults
    • Affective and Mood Disorders

Therapeutic Approach

As a client-centered practitioner, Natalja draws from attachment theory and from a range of evidence-based approaches according to each client’s individual needs, preferences, and strengths to support each client with their wellbeing, including

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Intensive Short-term Dynamic Therapy (ISTDP; second year in training)
  • Compassion & Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Attachment & Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Self-regulation skills based on Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT)


Natalja is originally from Germany and can provide psychotherapy in:

  • English
  • German

Background Information

From 2017, Natalja has worked as a psychology researcher and clinician on clinical trials for children and parents, and has also enjoyed supporting undergraduate-level psychology students on their educational path at Griffith University. She finished her Masters in 2021 and her PhD in 2022 and started working in private practise. Her PhD dissertation examined novel in-person and online mindful parenting interventions for stressed parents of children with anxiety disorders. She has published her PhD research in scientific journals and presented her findings at research conferences. She is also a published author in clinical research pertaining to youth anxiety and OCD, and CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, and provides peer-reviews of research articles submitted to several scientific journals, including the journals “Mindfulness” and “Child Psychiatry and Human Development”. Natalja is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD).

About Natalja

In her free time, Natalja enjoys being active (yoga, pilates, surfing, skating, bike riding) and going on adventures, doing artsy things, spending time in nature (preferably by the beach or hiking through the rainforest), going to music events and theatres, watching comedies and sitcoms, and having quality time with her friends and fur baby. In her quiet time, she enjoys a good cup of coffee or tea, mindfulness, and listening to audiobooks or podcasts.