Natalia received her Master's in Clinical Social Work and Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Before she started her mental health career, she was a medical assistant for five years. During her undergrad experience, she was a research assistant monitoring military personnel at the UCF Restores research clinic as they committed to their PTSD recovery. She is bilingual, being able to serve clients in English and Spanish. She enjoys using MI and Gestalt influences to conduct the therapeutic alliance between client and the provider.
She also includes evidence-based interventions such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, IFS and EFT to promote better well-being and to help in striving for authenticity and genuine happiness from psychotherapy. She has had experience at the Crisis Connections/Teen Link hotline in Washington State where she was trained in crisis diffusion, suicidal de-escalation, substance abuse aide, and anxiety/depression interventions. She worked as a behavioral health counselor at an eating recovery and trauma facility in Washington State where she was able to work with individuals struggling with eating and trauma disorders and accrued skills to guide patients towards healing and recovery.
She also taught a trauma-informed yin yoga approach to patients that wanted to integrate body, mind and spirit into their treatment. She has experience as a psychotherapist where she focused on emotional processing, helping to bring to light client struggles, deep-rooted emotions, authentic needs and peeling back the layers of trauma with adults and adolescents.
She has experiencing working with trauma with those who serve in our 1st responder and military population to help relieve anger, depression, anxiety, moral injury and survivor's guilt. Within this population, she has worked with individuals that have served combat/deployment tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as with 1st responders that have answered to the Columbine (99') and King Soopers shooting (21').
On her off time, Natalia enjoys hiking, camping, CrossFit, concerts, time with loved ones, cooking and hanging with her doggo Boomer.
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