MY COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY
Life is difficult and it is a journey full of experiences to learn from. Everyone struggles at different parts of the journey. We are not here to “fix” everyone but to help them learn how to manage their life and relationships in a more positive, effective way. So much of that lies in understanding yourself and what makes you do what you do. Once you identify those challenges, it is easier to make changes. Counseling is a place to be able to be yourself and look at parts of you that are difficult to face with someone who is non-judgmental and objective. Although it can be painful, in the end it will make your journey well worthwhile. Natalie believes in integrating therapy with insight, spirituality, and humor when appropriate. "Therapy is difficult and can get heavy. I try to help clients move thru the pain but also keep it into perspective."
Natalie attained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University and a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. Natalie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor by the State of Indiana as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor.
Natalie's favorite thing to do is to spend quality time with her husband and three children. She loves spending time with friends, reading, running, and enjoying nature. She enjoys traveling. Self-growth is very important to her so Natalie enjoys attending events, hearing people speak, and reading things that push her to grow as a person. She enjoys writing, especially blogging.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Relationships including Recovery from Affairs, Divorce Prevention, and Divorce Recovery for both adults and children. She also specializes in Shame, Addictions, Depression, Stress Management, Grief Recovery, Anxiety, Life Adjustment issues, Weight Challenges, and Perfectionism. She also specializes in adult recovery from childhood sexual abuse. She particularly enjoys helping clients with faith-based issues.