Adjunct Lecturer

Natalie Mena

Natalie Mena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) providing quality clinical care in New York State since 2011. She has experience working with adults in private practice, families & children in nonprofit agencies, and individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) at state psychiatric facilities. Natalie is passionate about helping people and treating those affected by anxiety, depression, and generation trauma.

Natalie is a business owner, psychotherapist, consultant, and professional speaker. She is an advocate for mental health access and self-care within communities of color. As a student at CSSW, Natalie participated in Undoing Racism workshops that helped shaped her professional work. She actively engages in matters that address racism in behavioral health care and creates workshops around mental health treatment & self-care from a culturally competent framework.

Natalie is a current candidate at a four-year certificate program in Psychoanalysis from the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society & Institute in New York City. Natalie received a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work.