Dr. Nathan Fite
BS, Cincinnati Christian University // M.Ed, University of Cincinnati // Ph.D, in School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Nathan Fite founded the Child Anxiety Center with the vision of providing youth with access to the highest standard of care in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Fite is a practitioner, consultant, and supervisor with expertise in cognitive behavior therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Nathan has extensive experience working with diverse patient populations in a wide-range of settings including early childhood diagnostics, community-based mental health, schools, and specialty anxiety treatment centers.
Dr. Fite received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, where he also received a Masters Degree in Education in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has worked at some of the highest performing schools and community agencies across Chicago and Cincinnati, and completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship through the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium. In these roles, Dr. Fite developed specialized knowledge in Illinois and Ohio special education regulations, licensure regulations, and IEP procedures. He went on to participate in a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric anxiety at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment followed by an advanced postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago under the Supervision of Dr. Karen Cassiday (Former President of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America). Dr. Fite specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, using process-based cognitive behavioral therapy with an emphasis on functional analysis, mindfulness, and graduated exposure. He has completed specialized training in exposure and response prevention through the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. He has also been trained by Dr. Eli Liebowitz on the SPACE program through the Yale Child Study Center.
Dr. Fite’s work has been presented at numerous national conventions and published in scientific journals. He maintains a strong research interest in the clinical integration of technology in cognitive behavior therapy as well as measurement-based care. During his doctoral training he taught at the University of Cincinnati’s graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. He was granted the Megan Toothman Award in School Psychology as evidence of his commitment to public service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations. As an up-and-coming leader in Anxiety Treatment, Dr. Nathan Fite received the Alies Muskin Career Development and Leadership Award through the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Nathan is an active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the International OCD Foundation, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).
"I was first diagnosed with severe OCD and Depression during my graduate training. It was my own challenges accessing high-quality treatment that drove me to seek out specialized training in anxiety and OC spectrum disorders and ultimately informed the patient-centered treatment model that is used at the Child Anxiety Center. I was born in Peru, grew up in Paraguay, and studied Culinary Arts in Italy where I met my wife, Clara, who is from the Dominican Republic. I have been fortunate to be able to travel extensively throughout South America and Europe and am able to practice fluently in Spanish. In my spare time you will find me playing with my kids Theo, Zoe, and Mia, seeking new culinary experiences, working the children’s check-in at church, or traveling to new destinations."