Nathan Fite, M.Ed.


Philosophy of Care

Nathan’s philosophy of care is motivating and action-oriented. Using his lighthearted demeanor, he is able to confidently and compassionately guide his patients through their greatest anxieties to a place of relief. Having worked extensively in the educational setting, he understands the importance of collaborating with school personnel and other professionals in developing comprehensive treatment plans. He provides parents and loved ones with strategies and recommendations to support their children or partners in overcoming their anxiety. Nathan is gifted at working with young people, developing rapport and providing age-appropriate, research-based interventions. He customizes each treatment plan to the individual, targeting the patient’s specific needs and providing solutions that can be internalized for long-term success.

Special Interests

Nathan specializes in all forms of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, and selective mutism. He has extensive experience with children, adolescents and young adults, with a special interest in autism spectrum disorders.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Nathan pursued his passion for food as a professionally trained chef. He attended Culinary School in Italy where he met his wife Clara. In his spare time you will find him playing with his son Theo, seeking innovative culinary experiences, or traveling to new destinations.

Fluent in Spanish

Experience and Training

Nathan Fite is completing his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, where he also received a Masters Degree in Education. Nathan specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, providing cognitive behavioral therapy with a strong focus on exposure-based treatment and contingency management. He has worked at some of the highest performing and culturally diverse schools and community agencies across Chicago and Cincinnati, completing his doctoral internship through the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium. His work has been presented at numerous national conventions and published in scientific journals. He taught at the University of Cincinnati’s graduate program in Behavior Analysis and received the Outstanding Student award in the Psychology program. As a Peruvian American, Nathan is sensitive to cultural diversity as well as fluent in Spanish. Nathan is an active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), American Psychological Association (APA), the Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).


Patient Age Range

Ages 2 years and Up

Office Location

Deerfield and Chicago

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