Nathan Fite, Ph.D.
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 how to collaborate with school personnel, develop comprehensive treatment plans, and advocate for necessary services. 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 will lead to long-term success.
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 school refusal.
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 kids Theo and Zoe, seeking innovative culinary experiences, or traveling to new destinations. Nathan is also fluent in Spanish.
Experience and Training:
Nathan Fite completed his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, where he also received a Masters Degree in Special Education. Nathan specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, providing cognitive behavioral therapy with a strong focus on exposure-based treatment and function-based interventions. He has worked at some of the highest performing schools and community agencies across Chicago and Cincinnati, completing his pre-doctoral internship through the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium. He then went on to participate in a fellowship in pediatric anxiety at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment. 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. Most recently he received the Alies Muskin Career Development and Leadership Award through the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 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 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).
Patient Age Range:
Ages 2 years and Up
Deerfield and Chicago