Natalie is licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC). She received both Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. In a variety of settings since 2003, Natalie has counseled adolescents at many different developmental levels. She spent one year clinically working with adolescents in a group home and hospital setting. She transitioned to public school, teaching students with disabilities at Burns Middle School and Burns High School for six years. She then transitioned to Cleveland Early College High School, where she was the School Counselor for three and a half years.
Natalie provides professional counseling services to individuals of all ages. Her areas of speciality include working with adolescents on self-esteem/self image, depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, career planning, Developmental Disabilities (to include Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities) grief/loss, family conflict, and relationships/conflict resolution.
The goal of counseling that Natalie pursues is to assist clients in successfully negotiating the challenges of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood by providing insight and motivation towards positive change. She utilizes a blending of Client-Centered Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to best meet the needs of her clients. She strives to help clients approach their challenges by addressing problem thinking and behavior. In addition, she believes positive change is established through the emphasis of personal strengths under the guidance of an empathetic and positive therapeutic relationship.