Natalie is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual, with Trauma Institute International, is a Licensed Counselling Therapist – Candidate with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor – Qualifying with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She obtained her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2021. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Psychology from the University of Liverpool, England, with a concentration in research studies comparing and contrasting the Canadian Armed Forces versus United States Service Personnel with suicide rates, supports and areas withstanding improvement. Nat also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus where she graduated in 2008.
Natalie has a Newfoundlander/Acadian background and personality that she loves to host within your session to make your experiences comfortable and inviting. She is passionate about implementing a trauma-informed approach which includes psychoeducation, mindfulness applications, stability development and desensitization methods with those who have endured: narcissistic abuse, marginalization and oppression, religious trauma, people pleasing and appeasing behaviors, those who are empathic, spiritual, Pagan, Indigenous, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. She has a lifetime of experiences which helps facilitate a therapeutic relationship of understanding for those who’ve been through at times the unimaginable, or years of turmoil. Nat’s also been affiliated alongside the military community in a host of ways since 1998, and has previously worked under the umbrella of corrections and mental health for 13 years.
Natalie believes in client-centred approaches and her client’s values, vocabulary and identifying words within individualized world views. Additionally, she works with both introverts and extroverts while serving their various learning styles and education levels. She now offers EMDR, grief and loss interventions, Narrative Therapy approaches, setting goals, or just someone to talk to for sorting out confusion; all are welcome and not limited to the above categories mentioned. Natalie is available for individual counselling for youth (ages 12 and up) and adults, and couples. She offers sessions in person, by phone or video; she can also take clients from other provinces (except Quebec) who are open to virtual sessions.