Natalie Furdek

(LPC)

About Me

As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever reason - be it convenience, pricing or distance - have chosen to give online counseling a try.

I have worked with a wide and inclusive range of clients on issues such as depression and bipolar, substance use, stress and anxiety and many others. My approach is client-centered, which means that I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is the most important aspect of therapy. Beyond that, my tools are cognitive behavioral in nature, once that relationship is established.

It's great that you're looking in to online therapy. I'd love to start working with you on whatever is bringing you here today.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #17569 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Natalie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Natalie is wonderful! I have been with her for almost a year now and she has helped me so much. She has given me the tools to feel comfortable to move on and feel confident in my journey. I was so scared to get a councilor but Natalie made me feel comfortable and she was so patient. Couldn’t recommend her more. She is a gem.

Written by G.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Natalie makes me feel validated in my times of deep vulnerability and uncertainty in myself. She gives me perspective and enlightenment when I feel completely alone. I am so grateful to have her.

Written by A.N. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Natalie's has been an indispensable support for me with her kind demeanor and quick and insightful responses that are patient supportive and empathic. She really listens and checks in with informed questions that tell me she is really paying attention and cares. With the layering of my own personal challenges compounded with the bigger issues challenging our collective society currently, Natalie has an amazing grasp of being consoling and kind while also directing me champion my inner strengths to be my best self.

Written by M.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Natalie is an AMAZING counselor! She understands and affirms my feelings and needs, and helps me process through them in a very kind and gentle manner. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by K.R. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Natalie has been a breath of fresh air. I have been struggling with a variety of issues and she listens and understands and doesn't pass judgment and she just feels like a safe place. It's hard finding a therapist to connect with and I found her to be very easy and accepting. She continues to help me and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by K.E. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 4 months

10/10 the best.

Written by P.A. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Natalie has helped me a lot deal with difficult situations in a professional manner but also with a lot of empathy. Always feel comfortable talking to her.

Written by T.H. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Natalie has been an invaluable part of my life for the past several months. She is a kind, respectful and caring person, who will genuinely listen to your every word, and help work through your issues in a logical and cooperative manner. I would highly recommend Natalie to anybody seeking therapy.

Written by N.I. on Nov 15, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is lovely; attentive and caring. She is opening thoughts I had buried and letting them come out in an organic manner. I trust greatly in what support she provides to me and believe she has complete understanding

Written by L.I. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Natalie is truly amazing and such a gem! She has a calming voice and really empathizes with you. She gives helpful tips and tries to get to the core of your thoughts. She makes you feel heard, seen and validated. Thank you Natalie!!

Written by S.A. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She's really good. She gives me good advices and techniques that I can apply.

Written by J.E. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

In the short time that Natalie has been my Therapist, she has helped me through identifying boundaries for myself and the people around me after my trauma as well as some pivotal moments in my life and most recently on the end of my engagement and the emotional transition that followed. Natalie is a professional that offers a wide- range of tools to be that unbiased voice of reason when things don't make sense and I appreciate the journey we've been on since I started with BetterHelp. Since I'm moving, I will no longer be able to continue with her as my counselor but I'm grateful for the time she gave me. Anyone who is matched with her, I'm sure will also have a good experience with Natalie.

Written by B.R. on Oct 04, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the flow of the conversation in the sessions I have had with Natalie. She gives me enough time to complete my thoughts and responds with positive confirmation and insights into the whys and such to my situation. She also makes it very easy to reflect on ones mental health with weekly writing prompts and work sheets to think about to help me become a more active participant in the direction I want my life to take.

Written by M.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Natalie is wonderful! She has helped me so much!!

Written by J.O. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Natalie is amazing. She’s exactly what I needed. She’s able to offer an unbiased perspective and really helps me on a weekly basis.

Written by E.L. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

She seems to know what she's doing, I've only had one session so far with her. Looking forward to more

Written by H.A. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Very nice and responds quickly!

Written by D.E. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Natalie has been absolutely wonderful to talk with. I've seen several other therapists and counselors in the past, and this has by far been my best experience. She is kind, understanding, helpful, and gives really helpful feedback. So glad I got paired up with her!

Written by A.M. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Natalie has been so easy to talk with, she's very insightful and thoughtful about my problems. I truly feel like I can tall her anything which is astonishing since I'm pretty new at all of this!

Written by L.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Natalie is a great listener, she always had great words of wisdom and really helped me on my journey, she was reassuring and also educated me on my situation with things I didn’t know before! So glad I took it upon myself to join online counselling! And Natalie was a great match for me highly recommend !

Written by C.O. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Natalie is someone who you feel you can open up to within minutes of meeting her. She really listens and offers helpful support.

Written by L.U. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Natalie is such a genuinely nice person. She completely understands how I need to talk to get what I’m saying out. She’s wonderful. 10/10

Written by A.N. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I appreciate her great listening skills. Her response to me clearly indicates that she is really listening to just not hearing what I say.

Written by M.O. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

Natalie is understanding.

Written by A.M. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Natalie is so supportive as a counselor and I love how she does person centered therapy. She let me guide sessions and helped me sift through things I was experiencing. I highly recommend Natalie!

Written by J.E. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Natalie has been a great resource in working through some troubling issues and I appreciate my time with her as my therapist. She is easy to talk to, and I feel heard after our sessions. I am grateful for her part in my journey to becoming healthier.

Written by A.M. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

I haven’t been talking very much, or been around on this app. However, I appreciate that when I need to say something it’ll be listened to.

Written by K.A. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Natalie is the best! Really helpful and understanding at all times!

Written by D.O. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Although our time working together was short, Natalie was extremely friendly and helpful. She helped point me in the right direction and I know that she genuinely cared about me during this process.

Written by E.R. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Natalie has been a life saver these past 6 months or so!

Written by B.R. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and eating disorders

She has been amazing with me, very compassionate and caring, and really is helping me get through a difficult time in my life. I appreciate everything you’re doing to help me!

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel completely safe and confident in Natalie's care. She's kind, patient, open-minded, adaptable, and has helped bring me a lot of peace from even very early in our sessions. She's easy to laugh with, easy to talk to, and easy to be honest with. I couldn't recommend her more!

Written by A.U. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Natalie is completely understating and patient. She can straightforward when she needs to be and really seems to get me. It's a great for me as first-time therapy seeker.

Written by E.L. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Natalie has been very nice to work with, she's attentive and kind, and gave me useful tools to manage my situation. 100% recommended!

Written by V.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s so sweet, and understanding. I feel like I can actually open up to her about my problems!

Written by K.I. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I've really liked having Natalie as my therapist. Being that this was my first experience with online counseling (I have had in-person therapy though), I wasn't sure what to expect or if I would find it beneficial enough to continue. But Natalie has made it very comfortable for me and has helped me work though a few key issues right away. It's been a very worthwhile experience so far.

Written by J.A. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Natalie has been wonderful to work with. She’s easy to talk to and gives very helpful insight. Highly recommend!

Written by C.A. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is attentive and is there if and when you need her to be for I'm sure she had a lot of clients to tend to. I think she helped me even with me lacking on my part if I don't get the help I need it's because of me definitely not because of my counselor if I ever need counseling again and can afford it I will definitely be looking her back up. Thank you Natalie.

Written by C.O. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Very nice and a great listener.

Written by T.O. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My counselor seems very caring in wanting to help while making you think about yourself and how you want to continue on your path to becoming who you want to be.

Written by B.E. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I love working with Natalie! She is a great listener and has a really nice voice.

Written by E.L. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I’ve had just 2 sessions with Natalie and already feel a connection. She understands my concerns and desire to overcome some obstacles. She validates my specific issues and asks the right questions. She’s easy to talk to!

Written by C.O. on Jan 29, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only been working with Natalie for a short time but already feel confident in her abilities and comfortable sharing intimate details with her. I feel like good progress has been made. She is really good at responding in a timely manner and is very insightful.

Written by H.A. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

Natalie is absolutely amazing! I still have work to do with her but she's helped me a lot so far!

Written by A.S. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My few sessions with Natalie so far have been fantastic - I have already told Friend’s and family about her and the service in case they had been thinking about therapy. She’s awesome!

Written by C.O. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Natalie is great so far!

Written by A.B. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Natalie is a very caring counselor and has changed the way I take care of my mental health which is important while I am in school.

Written by T.A. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I love Natalie! She’s the best!

Written by L.O. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

So far I have enjoyed Natalie very much.

Written by S.U. on Nov 01, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Natalie has been very helpful.

Written by O.L. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Natalie has helped me SIGNIFICANTLY in the three weeks that we’ve been in contact. She’s helped me nail down the reason behind stressors and takes note when I explain what makes it so difficult to move forward mentally as it pertains to my life. I’ve already recommended her to a close friend and anyone (especially college students like myself) who is looking for a consistent and thorough therapist that is flexible and downright amazing. I’m incredibly thankful I got her when I began using this app!