English, Portuguese. Conversational Italian and Spanish.
Aetna, Aetna EAP, BCBS, UHC, Cigna
Natalia believes the path to growth and healing is unique to everyone, and that individuals are the ultimate experts on their lives. She is passionate about working collaboratively with teens and adults struggling with a range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, peer/relational difficulties, life adjustment/transitions, and identity exploration. Natalia is committed to building safe and trusting relationships with her clients, while providing an accepting environment for individuals to work towards positive change. Her hope for her clients is to empower them in healing the source of their distress, build capacity for emotion expression and regulation, and incorporate behaviors that lead to a healthier self and stronger relationships.
Natalia works from person-centered & strengths-based approaches and incorporates techniques grounded in CBT, attachment theory, mindfulness-based and trauma-focused frameworks to fit the needs of each individual. Natalia received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas State University, and a M.S. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University. Her clinical background includes working with children and families in inpatient and outpatient settings, group psychotherapy in addiction centers, and working with adults in community mental health.
SpecialtiesMood Disorders Anxiety Disorder Trauma and Abuse Stress Management Self-Esteem Development Peer/Relational issues Adjustment/Transition Issues Attachment & Identity Issues Adolescents Young Adults