Hello! My name is Natalie – I’m a couples and family therapy intern specializing in working with individuals, families, and couples. I believe that life is a series of peaks and valleys, and that through therapy we can build the trust in ourselves and bonds with our loved ones to help us climb the peaks and manage the valleys as they come up through our lives.
I view my role as your therapist as being a guide on your journey for discovery and connection. In this role, I may give suggestions and point out potential areas for growth, but you set the course of where therapy should lead. I think of our emotions as being trail markers that help us orient to living a life that matches our values and leaves us feeling fulfilled. By evaluating and exploring our emotions, we can get closer to the person we want to become, and closer to the relationships we want to have. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy tailored to the needs of my clients. Some of the approaches I utilize are Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Gottman.
When I am not at Inner Compass, I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and camping, spending time with my partner, and listening to songs that make me feel nostalgic. I am always trying a new hobby or activity. I live with my partner and we spend most of our time comforting our very anxious rescue dog, Piper.