Natasha Wagner

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Natasha Wagner Photo

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401008764 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

Written by T.E. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Easy to talk to and patient.

Written by T.E. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Natasha rocks!

Written by G.I. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by J.A. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

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!

Written by J.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!!

Written by C.R. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by K.I. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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)

Written by L.I. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.O. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by W.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

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

Written by N.I. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by T.R. on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Natasha is the best!!!!! I feel heard, respected, and in-tune with her it's great!!!

Written by A.L. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

She's very nice, good to talk to, has good tips for working on things.

Written by D.A. on Mar 02, 2019 after therapy with Natasha for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by C.H. on Feb 01, 2019 after therapy with Natasha for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and depression

She is just amazing I wouldn't be where I am today without her :)

Written by M.I. on Apr 06, 2018 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by T.A. on Feb 02, 2018 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

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.

Written by F.A. on Nov 01, 2017 after therapy with Natasha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Natasha is a very compassionate counselor she is warm and very supportive, she understands different cultures and always provide ways to improve.

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2017 after therapy with Natasha for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Very sweet and eager to help! Always checking in :)

Written by S.H on Dec 14, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Very understanding and helpful. I loved writing to you knowing that you would respond as quick as possible with different and helpful advice. :) thankyou!

Written by T.A on Dec 09, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and parenting

Natasha is fantastic, gentle and kind. She is so easy to talk to and is so knowledgable.

Written by D.A on Sep 12, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by M.Y on Aug 11, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have had a good experience with Natasha. She seems very empathic and therefore understands where I'm coming from.

Written by T.E on Jun 15, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by C.H on Jun 06, 2016 after therapy with Natasha for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

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!

Written by C.H on Dec 17, 2015 after therapy with Natasha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and bipolar

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.

Written by B.R on Nov 11, 2015 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Natasha is very knowledgeable and easy to confide in. After our sessions I find myself wondering why I haven't done counselling sooner.