Dr Natalja Nabinger de Diaz


Dr Natalja Nabinger de Diaz | Psychologist

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

Natalja is a registered Psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. She holds qualifications in psychological sciences and criminology. She has a 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 research settings.

Areas of specialisation

Natalja works collaboratively with clients of all ages to overcome their life challenges and 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, 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
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Parenting and family functioning

Therapeutic Approaches

Natalja adopts a collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based approach to working with her clients. She draws from a range of evidence-based treatments to support each client with their wellbeing based on their individual needs, including

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Behavioural management & parenting skills

Background Information

Natalja has worked as a researcher and clinician on clinical trials for youth and parents, and has also enjoyed supporting undergraduate-level students on their educational path at Griffith University. She is soon to submit her PhD thesis, publish and present her research at conferences, which examined novel in-person and online mindful parenting interventions for stressed parents of children with anxiety disorders. She is a published author in youth anxiety and OCD, CBT and mindfulness-based interventions research, and provides peer-reviews of research articles submitted to the journal 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).