Needs Assessment Counselor/Therapist
Master’s Degree: Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling
Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology, Winona State University
Natalie is a Master’s Level Mental Health Practitioner. She joined PrairieCare’s team in 2015. Her professional experience includes facilitating psychoeducational groups, presenting on mental health in the Rochester public school system, and previously being a part of PrairieCare’s de-escalation team. Natalie believes in creating authentic relationships and harnessing client’s strengths to empower them to achieve their personal goals. She is passionate about advocating for mental health and believes it is important to decrease mental health stigma in the community. Natalie has specialized training in working with children and adolescents who are struggling with substance use, including a range of concerns from those experimenting with drugs and alcohol to those who may already have progressed to dependency and addiction. Natalie uses an integrated and individualized approach to therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Natalie enjoys being outdoors, running, interior design, spending time with her family, and being up north at the cabin. Her approach to therapy is to provide her client’s with a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where they can develop tools to effectively cope with life’s difficulties.
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