Natalie, an upcoming counseling graduate with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling and expertise in Counseling for Violence, Trauma, and Loss, brings her background in education to her therapy practice. Her passion lies in helping individuals find meaning and growth while providing a safe, accepting, and honest space for self-discovery and skill-building. Natalie incorporates evidence-based approaches such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and person-centered counseling to assist clients on their journey towards self-acceptance and a more fulfilling life.
Natalie, counseling intern, graduates in May of 2024 from Marshall University with her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as an advanced certificate in Counseling for Violence, Trauma, and Loss.
Natalie carries with her a breadth of meaningful experience that informs her approach as a therapist. She comes from a career in education that brought her to spend several years on the field Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota as well as to a nature-based preschool in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From these enriching experiences, entering a helping profession felt like a natural choice for Natalie – as assisting others colors her life with great meaning.
Natalie believes each person has a desire for meaning and growth, both of which come with seasons of discomfort and need for support. Therapy with Natalie is characterized by an environment of unconditional and calming acceptance. With gentle and warm honesty, Natalie works alongside her clients to address their unique hopes and discomforts in order to find meaning and self-acceptance while concurrently providing assistance in building the skills to cope with the ebbs and flows of life moving forward. Her therapeutic approach is interwoven with evidence-based practices drawn from theories of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and person-centered counseling.