Natalie joined Counseling Associates in 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Illinois State University and then went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a specialization in child, youth, and family based social work.
Before joining Counseling Associates, Natalie worked both in private practice and within the child welfare system, providing case management services and completing guardianships and adoptions for children and families involved in the foster care system.
Natalie’s clinical experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and children living with anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adoption issues, self – esteem challenges, women’s issues, foster care system involvement, complex family dynamics, and trauma.
Natalie strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for her clients to be able to encounter meaningful and lasting solutions to emotional and relational struggles through client-based therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and additional treatment modalities. She is passionate about using a strengths-based approach when working with her clients and she believes that collaboration within the therapeutic relationship is vital to progressive growth and mental & emotional health.
When outside of work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends, reading as many books as she can get her hands on, drinking a good cup of tea, spending time in nature, and planning her next travel adventure.
Appointments are 45-60 minutes in length and are available Monday – Thursday with both daytime and evening availability.