Hello. My name is Natara Elliott. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin. I have had the privilege of working with many different populations in many different settings. I have worked with toddlers, adolescents, teens, adults, and the elderly. I have worked in school settings, case management, the foster care system, and substance/mental health.
I have been trained in the clinical interventions of REBT, Play Therapy, and EMDR. I have obtained my certification in REBT, thus being able to further assist clients with anxiety and stressor related symptoms. While utilizing the base interventions of CBT and DBT, I am able to build a therapeutic relationship tailored to each client’s individual needs. Goal Setting and acquisition of Coping Skills will assist as I support each client on their journey to achievement and self-internalization.
I currently hold an active CADC (Certified Addiction and Drug Counselor), and CCM (Certified Case Manager) certification within the state of Illinois. I have worked outpatient adolescent and adult substance groups. With my CCM, I can assist clients by utilizing advanced evidence-based practices, working with clinical teams to improve client outcomes, and help clients achieve individual health and wellness goals.
My educational background consists of a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology with a Child and Adolescent Specialization, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an Addictions Specialization. On my days off I enjoy family time, my many animal companions, and gardening.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180015501
WI LPC 7802-125
Natara has been an amazing listener and has been great at being there for me and my life stuff.
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Natara for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Natara is loyal, attentive, and is a great listener, I would recommend her highly to other people who need therapy
Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Natara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Natara has been with me throughout some really hard things. She's understanding and helpful with all my concerns.
Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Natara for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
I love working with Natara. I always look forward to my sessions with her, they are the best part of my week. She is extremely down to earth and level-headed. She has a sense of humor and I find myself laughing and smiling during our sessions sometimes. My experience with her has been uplifting, positive, and productive. You can tell she truly cares about the people she works with. I feel very compatible with her as my therapist and I wouldn't want anyone else!
Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Natara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I’ve only had a few sessions/conversations so far with Natara, but she has been so helpful and understanding. She knows just what to say and have me do. I appreciate how quick she can be at responding when not in a session, over all very happy with her
Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Natara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
She is normal, she is bad ass, and she makes you feel heard and unashamed. I've only had one session so far, but out of my 10+ years of going to therapy, she really stands out from the rest
Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Natara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and ad