Natalie Criss

(M.A., LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Natalie Criss and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Thanks for taking a minute to look at my page! I specialize in treating LGBT clients. I treat children and adults of all ages for anything from ADHD to all types of depression and anxiety. I have 3 years of experience treating children in foster care who were sexually or physically abused. My ideal client is anyone who is willing and ready to work. I never judge and always seek to help my clients become whoever it is they want to be. I also have a background in Christian ministry which I have found to be helpful in working with clients of any sexual orientation who are struggling with issues of faith. I respect all faiths and religious backgrounds and never approach the subject of religion unless the client wants to discuss that. Being a member of the LGBT community myself gives me a better understanding for what LGBT clients are experiencing. I do my very best to earn the trust of my clients and help them recognize and build upon their own strengths.

A little more about my background... I got my bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production (St. John's University) and I do videography on the side. I have two master's degrees. One in Religious Education (Fordham University) and one in Counseling (Marshall University). I spent 5 years working as a Campus Minister on a college campus. Counseling students is what helped me realize my passion for counseling. I pursued a master's in counseling and then spent 3+ years working for a foster care agency. I now work in private practice which has been perfect for mommy life. My wife and I have two toddler daughters that keep us active. We love chasing them around and spending as much quality time with them as possible. I am thrilled to be able to offer online counseling and to have the opportunity to reach more clients. I got into this profession because I truly love helping people and seeing people become exactly who they want to be. I had a lot of help when I was younger and struggling with depression myself so I am honored to be able to pay it forward. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2171 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Oct 16, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Natalie has been great, patient and very accommodating. She's friendly and easy to talk with.

Written by J.A. on Mar 26, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and self esteem

She's brilliant. She has great insight and asks questions that make me think, and this helps me work things out in my own time.

Written by K.R. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Natalie is awesome! She answers all of my questions so that I understand them and always gets back to me in a timely manner.

Written by L.Y. on Mar 03, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and anger

Online counselling with Natalie has been great, it's really helped. I'd highly recommend BetterHelp website and Natalie as counsellor.

Written by K.E. on Dec 06, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

I think Natalie is a wonderful person!

Written by L.U. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, and self esteem

Natalie has been a fantastic counselor for me and I have seen some big changes during our time together. She is very understanding and compassionate and has helped me massively in understanding and transforming myself.

Written by K.P. on Jun 01, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Natalie was an excellent sounding board during a difficult time for me. She is quick to respond, knowledgeable, and very personable. I never felt like "just another patient".

Written by R.A. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, and self esteem

Natalie has helped me so much words can't even explain how amazing she is!!!

Written by S.A. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

I've only talked with Natalie for a short time and she has been wonderful. I am caretaker for my mom and it would be very difficult to go out to a therapist. I really love that I have the opportunity to message her my feelings day or night instead of sitting in an office and trying to think of everything at once. I trust her.

Written by C.A. on Apr 04, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Natalie is responsive, detailed and thorough. She responds to every message within a day, and is great at assessing your situation from afar. She's a great resource and wise listening ear.

Written by K.I. on Apr 02, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Natalie's empathy shines through in our sessions. She sees things from a different perspective, but always adopts culturally sensitive approach in her views. Her words are a balm to my soul.