I offer a variety of counseling services through my counseling practice. Each is designed to help you live a more fulfilling, engaging and intentional life. Alongside talk therapy, I offer Art Therapy and Equine Assisted Mental Health as an invitation to the many healing benefits of cultivating creativity, horses, nature, movement and touch. In my therapeutic practice, I integrate art therapy and equine assisted psychotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. The client can tell their story through the process of art making and the horse as a way to explore their own life as a daring journey; to embody new sources of strength, creativity and renewal. Which approach is right for you?
Cognitive therapy adds another dimension – the Here and Now – and therefore can spur change in a timely fashion. Cognitive therapy examines how an individual perceives and interprets meaning in his/her daily life. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy mixed with Art therapy and Equine Assisted therapy works well in this situation; it develops a new, healthy view of past and current life situations.
It takes a great deal of humility for any of us to acknowledge that we are in some way stuck or unhappy, whether this is due to a problematic situation, a stagnant or conflictual relationship, or a self-defeating way of approaching things. It takes courage to open one’s self to explore the underlying beliefs and emotions that perpetuate these issues. Therapy can provide fresh insight and objectivity about these beliefs and emotions, allowing you to develop new ways of approaching the situations or patterns that are troubling you. My role as a therapist is to provide psychological perspective, to facilitate a productive inquiry about your concerns, and to help you develop new skills so that you can make vital changes in your life. Through one-on-one meetings, you can come to see yourself, your obstacles and your opportunities more clearly – and make decisions that bring you closer to the person you want to be and the life you want to live.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Coping with life changes, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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She’s just awesome!
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Natalie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I’m really glad I took a chance on counseling and SO glad I was matched with Natalie. She made me aware of aspects of my personality that I wasn’t fully aware of, and that knowledge has really helped me make life decisions (I expect both now and in the future) that work for me. I’m extremely grateful for her knowledge, guidance, and care.
Written on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
The best therapy experience I’ve had so far
Written on Nov 27, 2020 after therapy with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Natalie is absolutely my favorite counselor I've ever had. She is straight forward with me and I really appreciate that.. She cares and is right there ready to help me and give me honest advice
Written on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching