Natalie’s approach to therapy is holistic, introspective and non-blaming. She brings her warmth, nurturing and gentle humor to every session. Natalie strives to help people bring their attention inwards to become more in-touch with their emotions and experiences. She creates and holds a safe space for people to heal their emotional wounds. Natalie has a genuine passion for helping others find strength and empowerment and believes that every person deserves the opportunity to see themselves as the strong and capable individual that they really are.
Natalie specializes in working with couples, parents, families, and individuals impacted by trauma. Her work is trauma-informed and she draws heavily from emotionally focused approaches and Internal Family Systems (IFS). IFS is an evidence-based approach that provides a way for individuals to access their inner resources to heal the traumatized and wounded “parts” of themselves. Natalie provides clients with practical skills and tools to utilize in the present while also exploring the origin of the problem and re-processing past trauma. Natalie helps parents and co-parents when they are facing challenges in parenting and discipline. She assists parents with conscious parenting: finding ways to provide children with equal amounts of unconditional sensitivity and compassion, and structure and consistency. She also helps couples communicate in new ways, find intimacy, and create trusting and long-lasting bonds.
Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Summa Cum Laude honors from Eastern Illinois University, and earned her Master’s of Science in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. In addition to her clinical work, Natalie has taught Human Development and Human Sexuality Undergraduate courses and was also a Limited Term Faculty for Purdue University Northwest’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program.