Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate
Supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Natalie is a relationship and sex therapist who works with people to improve communication and intimacy. Natalie’s passion is helping couples have hard conversations. Her clients turn to her when experiencing emotional distance, disconnection, and communication breakdowns. Natalie teaches you the tools to listen and share in a way that fosters connection and understanding with the people that are important in your life.
Not all relationships are meant to last forever and ending a relationship is not a sign of failure. In addition to helping couples strengthen their communication and connection, Natalie also specializes in working with couples who want to break up or “uncouple.” Ending relationships can be difficult and scary because we’re not taught how to disentangle our lives from each other without causing undue harm. Clients who are dealing with anger, hurt, disappointment, and frustration often come to Natalie for help working together to end their relationship. Natalie has experience and training in dissolving relationships safely with intention and kindness.
Natalie also sees people who are trying to repair relationships after infidelity or breaches of trust. She works with all relationship constellations, such as non monogamous/polyamorous relationships, and she is LGBTQ+/Queer affirming and sex/kink positive. For people who do not experience traditional desire or sexual attraction, Natalie also helps people navigate and understand themselves on the asexuality spectrum.
Approach to Counseling
Natalie believes that no one exists in a vacuum, so all work and healing requires a systemic approach. A systemic approach means that we want to look at the relationships people have which make up what we call systems. These systems include your interpersonal relationships (such as with your friends, partners, and family) as well as your culture, identities, and community. To understand yourself, heal from the past, and create meaning for your future, we must explore the impact and meaning of these influences—which will be different for everyone.
Natalie’s therapy style is direct and compassionate. She uses attachment theory and mindfulness to create a foundation of understanding and security. A therapy session with Natalie typically includes building emotion regulation skills and practicing communication tools to use with your partner(s).
Natalie is trained in Gottman methods, which pulls on decades of research to understand how and why some relationships end in divorce and signs to look out for along that path. Using Gottman methods, Natalie provides couples with tangible tools and skills to foster communication and build stronger, longer-lasting relationships.
Your thoughts and behaviors are impacted by your biology and physical experiences as well. Natalie utilizes PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) modalities, which is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and emotion regulation. With these foundations, Natalie creates a safe, accepting space to help couples talk to each other, repair past hurts, and form the relationships they truly want.
Natalie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate with a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. She also holds a certificate in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies from Smith College.
Therapy Fees and Availability
Natalie works with individuals and relationships
50-minute session: $110
80-minute session: $175
Available for sessions in our office and online
Weekend sessions available
***Accepting new clients***