Natalie is a therapist with experience and specialty in assisting adoptive families and their children/teens. She is passionate about working with young children, but also enjoys working with all ages regarding adoption issues. Her office is both adult and child friendly.
“As a therapist, my goal is to help you, your child, and/or your family work through hardships and struggles so you can enjoy all that life has to offer. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. By utilizing evidence based practices I assist clients in gaining deeper knowledge and insight into current issues. Most important to my therapy practice is developing empathetic and trust based relationship with the clients I serve.
My professional experiences have taught me that my passion is working with children and families. I have a wealth of knowledge in infant and child mental health and practice non-directive play therapy methods. Also, I have experience assisting with adoption issues, family struggles, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, coping with life change, woman’s issues and child and adolescent mental health issues.”
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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