Natalie Graves

LMFT
Therapist Natalie  Graves Photo

About Me

Hi my name is Natalie Graves and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and 5 years of clinical experience working with individuals and families. My experience includes working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD and other impulse control disorders, substance use, parenting struggles, feelings of low self-worth, emotional dysregulation, relationship and communication difficulties, grief and loss, and adjusting to life transitions. I have worked with individuals and families from all walks of life.

My training and education have provided me with various therapeutic techniques and methodologies. I believe the foundation of any therapeutic relationship starts with the therapist being trauma-informed as well as client-centered and strengths-based. I do favor some theories more than others, such as, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. However, I am a firm believer that, even though I may be an expert in certain areas of therapeutic knowledge, I am not the expert of my client’s life. They are. I believe we all have the necessary raw materials inside of us to effect change in our own lives, but that sometimes we lose touch with this along the way and may need help getting back to ourselves so that we can live up to our full potential. I am here to help you do that. There is power in the way in which we tell our stories and my goal is to empower my client’s to take ownership of their unique stories. I absolutely love being a part of my client’s journeys and seeing the positive outcomes in their lives.

If you decide to work with me, you can expect a safe and nurturing space to help you become the best version of yourself. I am non-judgmental, compassionate, a good listener, a teacher, a collaborator, and I will always have your best interest in mind and at heart. I will be someone that roots for you, encourages you, and provides you a space where you can freely express and be yourself. I will also offer insights to help you view your situation with a new lens with the hopes of helping you on your healing journey. I would love to hear more of your unique story so we can decide if it would be a good therapeutic fit. I look forward to talking with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #121870 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Natalie Graves. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.U. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Natalie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Bets therapists I’ve had and continues to help me grow as a person!

Written by B.R. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Natalie is an amazing therapist! She is very empathetic and just seems to get me and know how to help me progress to a better version of myself.

Written by T.I. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Natalie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

I enjoyed working with Natalie and working out some of the issues I have for years. Such as depression and PTSD from my work. She's very engaging and provides constructive approaches on figuring out the best way to solve my issues.