Dr. Nate Balfanz
Education and Certifications:
Valparaiso University- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Pepperdine University- Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology with a Marriage and

Family Therapy Emphasis
Pepperdine University- Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Reiss Davis Child and Family Study Center-Postdoctoral Fellowship
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California(#PSY:26707)

Years of Clinical Psychology Practice:

Over 10 years of applied clinical psychology experience treating children, adults,

and families
2003-2006:  Researcher and ABA Clinician, Valparaiso University
2006-2007:  Lead Clinical Assistant, Summit Centers-Malibu, UCLA Affiliate
2008-2014:  Educational Therapist, K&M Learning Center of Santa Monica
2007-2009:  Doctoral Extern, Children's Institute, Inc.
2009-2010:  Doctoral Extern, UCLA-Center for Assessment and Prevention of

Prodromal States (CAPPS)
2009-2011:  Doctoral Extern and Clinical Assessor, Pepperdine University Counseling

Center of Los Angeles
2010-2011:  Doctoral Extern, Sharper Future, California Department of Corrections
2011-2012:  APA-Accredited Doctoral Intern, Children's Institute, Inc.
2012-2014:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Reiss Davis Child and Family Study Center
2013-2014:  Psychological Assistant,The Weichman Clinic of Hoag Hospital,

Newport Beach


Specialties and Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association (APA), Member
APA Division 37:  The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, Member
Our House Grief Support Center of Los Angeles, Associate Board Member, Primary

Mental Health Consultant
Extensive research and clinical experience in trauma-focused treatment, as well as

evidence-based treatment and best practices for children and families