Hi there! Welcome!
I'm Natalie (she/her pronouns), and I practice therapy virtually for clients located in Washington State. I see teens 16+, adults, and couples/partners. My practice is new as of 2023; before this, I did therapy with people of all ages in community mental health and worked as a primary therapist for individuals and groups in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization. I also have prior experience as a psychometrist, administering psychological assessments, and as a research coordinator, running an NIH-funded psychological study out of UW's Department of Psychology.
I am independently licensed as an mental health counselor. My B.S. in Psychology is from the University of Washington (2018); my M.Ed. is from Seattle University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (2021). My clinical internship was at Center for Human Services.
I am encouraging, warm, and balance firmness with humor when working with therapy clients. I absolutely love being a therapist.
Having experienced my own struggles with mental illness, including being in recovery from panic disorder, is a huge part of my drive to reduce suffering in peoples' lives. I truly believe things can be better for you, even when you're not sure- there was a time I doubted recovery was possible for me, yet here I am.
My cats, Clementine and Merlin, are occasional guest stars in my therapy sessions. My favorite perk of teletherapy is getting to meet everyone's pets- I can't wait to meet yours!