Dr. Natalie Compagni Portis PsyD, MFT
510.531.1571 | DrNatalieCP@Gmail.com


Psychotherapy is about more than self-improvement; it offers us the opportunity to love more deeply, have more joy, and to understand what keeps us from having that.

Through psychotherapy we can develop more resilience and balance in our life, and learn to open our heart, live more fully, and be more conscious of ourselves and our impact on others.

Who we are and who we can be, need not be limited by our personal history. It informs us, and it is important to understand our history and its impact on our beliefs and relationships. Psychotherapy offers us an opportunity to explore our history and to learn to make choices to have the freedom in each moment to make different and better choices for ourselves.

Dr. Compagni Portis believes that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship; with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and feel more satisfied in our relationships.

Her work is informed by the belief that we must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open.

A History of Experience

Dr. Compagni Portis is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked in public mental health and private practice since 1985. Dr. Compagni Portis specializes in working with adults, children and families dealing with trauma and loss, as well as with patients and their families dealing with cancer and other chronic and life threatening illness. She works with trauma, loss and grief, as well as supporting individuals and families through life transitions.

She has experience with families as a parenting consultant, with children of all ages, and is trained in parent child psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with those dealing with anxiety, depression, post partum issues, relationship challenges, and divorce, as well as a focus on life transitions. She welcomes people of all colors, ethnicities, spiritual and religious orientations, gender and sexual orientations into her practice.

Areas of Focus

  • Psychotherapy
  • Parenting coaching/consultation
  • Infant-Parent support and consultation
  • Attachment and attunement issues
  • Parent-Child psychotherapy
  • Stress reduction
  • Founder’s therapy/Therapy for Women in Leadership
  • Career challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Cancer and other chronic and life threatening illness
  • Life transitions
  • Fertility issues