Natalie has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field, in both intensive inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a human services concentration. She practices with an increased awareness of systemic perspective, understanding the impact of family, peer groups, schools, and the community, in the healing process.
Natalie is trained and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), an evidence based therapy aimed at improving self-awareness and one’s ability to tolerate painful emotions. She has a special interest in using DBT techniques with diverse populations, including couples, children and teens with oppositional defiant disorder and individuals with developmental and/or cognitive disabilities.
Natalie understands all too well both personally and professionally, what works for some may not work for others. Although her education and training have provided a foundation for her work as a therapist, it is her clients and their families who have taught her the most about what works in therapy.