Counselor, ACT Therapist
Nathaniel Chua earned his master's degree in counseling from the Alliance Graduate School in Quezon City, Philippines in 2009, and his undergraduate degrees in psychology and marketing management from the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines in 1988.
Nathan spent the first 20 years of his career running a family business with his mom and sisters, and pursued a counseling career in the last 18 years.
He has been in practice since 2009 and spent the first nine years of his counseling work mainly using psychodynamic and existential psychotherapy.
In 2018, he started adding mindfulness approaches to his work, during which time he discovered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
In 2019, Nathan Chua found the effectiveness and efficiency of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a model of therapy developed by Dr. Steven Hayes, worthy of adoption into his practice. He has attended workshops about ACT and RFT (Relational Frame Theory, the science behind ACT) conducted by Dr. Steven Hayes, Dr. Russ Harris, and Dr. Matthieu Villatte, who he is privileged to have as a consultant!
He also had the privilege of attending one of Dr. Andrew Christensen’s workshops about his approach to couples therapy called, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT), and works with Dr. Blake Evans, a certified IBCT therapist, as a consultant for addressing concerns of couples and families.
Nathan is an active member of an international organization called, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, where he is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Special Interest Group which holds monthly meetings on how to diversify and include people of different ethnic backgrounds in helping to alleviate suffering from mental health issues and enhancing people’s lives through contextual behavioral science.
He is also an avid blogger, podcaster, and YouTube content creator. He posts his content in his website to reach as many people as possible through the use of the most effective approaches in therapy.