PERNILLA NATHAN IS A PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT
WITH A MASTER'S AND DOCTORATE DEGREE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY,
EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE, ENTREPRENEUR, HEALER, AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT.
Pernilla Nathan obtained her Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2006 and continued to receive her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2010. Her expertise were in the areas of Trauma disorders, anxiety disorders, multi-cultural diversity issues, well-being, neuropsychological testing and academic testing, as well as humanistic and existential psychology.
She is also an equestrian, an entrepreneur, yoga certified, an advocate for human and animal rights, and a dreamer.
During her career and training as a psychologist, Pernilla worked on skid-row in Downtown Los Angeles in co-morbidity and substance abuse treatment. She loved working at the Mission and conducted her research exploring how men who've experienced significant traumas experience well-being at the most difficult times of their lives. She continued to work at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in both outpatient and partial hospitalization with Veteran's diagnosed with PTSD. Her work at the VA was dear to her heart, for her father had gone to Vietnam during the war several times as a medical doctor. Her love for the expansive experiences in psychology continued leading her to working in In-patient facilities in Los Angeles and then at the University/College setting where she ended up finding her niche.
For many years, Pernilla worked not only as a clinician, but in several differing capacities at the college where she managed grants on threat assessment and suicide, while also co-collaborating on developing a non-profit where she expanded her roles as a director of training, and in both neurological and academic evaluations. In addition to the above, she was teaching graduate level courses at Pepperdine and Antioch University. Although, she loved all of this, it didn't completely speak to her heart.
After a divorce, Pernilla re-evaluated her life and pivoted from psychologist to creative entrepreneurship and pioneered a new healing model in integrating peak performance psychology into her work.
She began working with all types of healers and avidly studied performance psychology to implement it in her own life.
She was at a cross roads, it was now or never to manifest the life she always dreamed of. It was time to do the unexpected. That is when she bought her first horse, a dream that had seemed unattainable until then. And at that moment, she began using her voice to provide others with a blueprint to expand their potentiality as well.
By using her platform and skills to empower others to connect with their greatest selves, she is an agent of change.