Natalie Schwartz MA, LMHC, LPC
Natalie's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chapman University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. Her major graduate coursework included Individual, Group and Family Counseling, Lifespan Development, Theories in Counseling and Behavior Change in Children, Treatment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders, Clinical Work in Diverse Populations, Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health Counseling, Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Assessment. Natalie has worked in Residential, Therapeutic School, Clinic Based, school and client home settings. She has worked in the Mental Health field since 1996 and has been a therapist since 2002. She is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington and as a Practicing Counselor in Oregon.
Children and Families. Specialization in Infant and Toddler mental health.
In order to provide the most appropriate and successful services, most of the work Natalie does is tailored to the individuals and families she sees. She does, however, use some aspects of Solution-Focused and Family Systems Theories; looking at the part each individual involved plays in identifying the problems and their role in finding and implementing solutions. Natalie utilizes play therapy, sand tray, bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness, relaxation skills, anger management skills and communication skills.
I believe that a key factor to positive Mental Health is finding and engaging in talents and activities that one is skilled in and gains a sense of worth, self-awareness and a feeling of pride. I enjoy friends, family, movies, scrapbooking, crafts, decorating cakes, music, horseback riding and playing games.
Abuse, ADHD , Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, Grief/Death, Autism Spectrum Disorder , PTSD, Stress Management, Adoption, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Foster Care/DHS Involved