I have been fortunate to work with people in all stages across the life-span, as a counselor and life coach for 18 years. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University and have taught at the preschool and early elementary level. I also have training as a birth and postpartum doula. My M.A., also through WMU, is in Community Agency Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan. I was fortunate to offer counseling for elderly residents of long-term care facilities in Branch County, MI for five years.
Most recently I have combined my passion for helping people with my interest in multiculturalism. I am a certified diversity trainer with National Coalition Building Institute and have spent the last twelve years working with international high school exchange students throughout every aspect of their program experience, from placement to support throughout their program year.
I was thrilled to participate in Bennett Stellar University training in Neuro-Linguistic Proramming and Hypnotherapy in 2013 and have found the coaching skills gained there to be a tremendous addition to my counseling background. My approach to counseling varies depending on the needs of the client and combines all aspects of my own background to work effectively with a diverse range of clients at all points in the life cycle.
My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. I use an eclectic blend of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques along with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, and TimeLine Coaching to help you reach your goals. Together we will explore the messages you have absorbed from the world around you and re-frame the subconscious messages you give yourself so that you can find peace, happiness, and success.
I look forward to getting to know you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #6401008764 (Expires: 2024-05-31)
Easy to talk to and patient.
In one session Natasha changed my perception on my life and my worries, with just a couple of resources and an open ear. Very grateful for her.
Natasha is really kind and understanding. I like working with her because she is easy to get along with and she is funny too. She helps me understand myself a lot better and gives helpful advice and tips for acknowledging the problem and for moving forward in every session. Most importantly she get’s it and it’s really nice to have someone like her on your side!
This was my first experience with therapy and Natasha has made it so comfortable and easy for me. We have only had 2 sessions, but I am already feeling more confident in myself. I am looking forward to continuing to work with her!!
Natasha has provided me with a safe and open space to process and heal. She’s there in any capacity you need her to be. If you want to vent, have a conversation, ask for guidance… Natasha is there for anything. She is a big reason why my healing process has sped up and not continued to weigh heavily on me. I feel so much lighter through all the months of talking with her. Can’t recommend her enough!
She’s kind and caring. She listens well and validates your struggles and your identity. Natasha is an amazing therapist who is open minded and a blessing on this app (and I’ve been through a good handful of therapists here)
Natasha is fantastic! She's kind, caring, funny and genuine. She shares personal stories to relate to situations you may find yourself in, and is a great voice of reason. She helps you work through issues and guides you to find answers, then works with you to create goals and solutions. She has helped me tremendously and I looked forward to my calls with her every week. 10/10 would recommend, will absolutely use her again if/when I return to counselling.
Natasha has truly been one of the most empathetic people I have had the opportunity to work with. From the very first session I felt like it was a safe space, free of judgement, and open to moving at my pace. It’s only been a few sessions, but she has given me tools to use that have already begun to help shape my thought process in a positive way. I highly recommend working with her when you feel ready to start your own journey for healing- she is a wonderful and compassionate guide.
Natasha has been very helpful. I like the fact that she is in my age group and understands exactly the situation we get into.
Very friendly and a great sense of humor
I really enjoy our sessions. I know I'm in good hands. Natasha is constantly providing me with great strategies and suggestions that do fit. We still have a ways to go, but I think we're on the right track.
Natasha is the best!!!!! I feel heard, respected, and in-tune with her it's great!!!
Natasha makes therapy feel like a friendly place. She is so welcoming and understanding, and provides valuable insights at the right moments. She is someone you feel comfortable laughing and crying with, and you can trust her to help you heal in all of the ways you need to.
She's very nice, good to talk to, has good tips for working on things.
Natasha has provided me with empathic and non-judgement advice and insight. She has been unfailingly supportive in my struggles and self-doubt, helping me to overcome them and become a stronger, happier person. I will always appreciate her compassion and knowledge and recommend her to anyone who is seeking any kind of counselling.
She is just amazing I wouldn't be where I am today without her :)
Natasha is some one I feel I can be honest with and not be judged but she listens to each thing and asks the right questions or responds in a way that make me think abut things differently which is what I need right now. I feel she is honest, without judgment, and I am willing to explore the thoughts that I have never spoken out loud. Thank you Natasha.
Natasha, What a great asset to BetterHelp: professional, attentive, and listens.
I would recommend Natasha and BetterHelp as it really helps being able to share your most private thoughts and feelings without any judgement. It is great to just be yourself and I can be myself. This is a great service.
Natasha is a very compassionate counselor she is warm and very supportive, she understands different cultures and always provide ways to improve.
Very sweet and eager to help! Always checking in :)
Very understanding and helpful. I loved writing to you knowing that you would respond as quick as possible with different and helpful advice. :) thankyou!
Natasha is fantastic, gentle and kind. She is so easy to talk to and is so knowledgable.
Natasha is highly perceptive and dedicated. She is always compassionate and kind. She is very good with keeping the conversation light, but still honest. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a thoughtful, intelligent, and kind counselor.
I have had a good experience with Natasha. She seems very empathic and therefore understands where I'm coming from.
I have tried several counselors in my life-some traditional and some e-counselor -and Natasha is awesome! I love her energy and life-coach approach! She is experienced and really makes me feel at ease. I got more benefits from 2 weeks with her than 2 years with another counselor. I highly recommend her. She really listens and offers what is best for you as a whole individual and at whatever pace you choose. She is very responsive and great at getting back to you.
She is excellent!! Very helpful and very caring! Has a lot of suggestions and strategies to help yourself and gives you the tools to help yourself. I am very happy with her so far and cant wait to see what other things she has to help me!
Natasha and I have had several sessions' worth of discussion in the last few weeks. She has been very kind and understanding, she listens to my feedback, and she seems very knowledgeable about how to help me.
Natasha is very knowledgeable and easy to confide in. After our sessions I find myself wondering why I haven't done counselling sooner.