Natalie Toida, MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor working with adult individuals who are struggling with depression, stress, anger management, abuse, anxiety, life transitions, identity development, multicultural issues, relationship issues, and personal growth. She earned her Master of Arts in Psychology degree at Seattle University and completed an internship at a mental health agency providing school based mental health counseling in low income, racially diverse communities. She has also worked at a confidential emergency shelter for women and their children fleeing domestic violence, an inpatient psychiatric hospital for involuntarily committed adults experiencing mental health crises, and a community mental health agency serving a diverse population of homeless adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.
Natalie approaches therapy from an existential and humanistic perspective and understands that a person’s life experiences and what they mean to each individual influences how they navigate their struggles, their lives, their relationships, and the world. Natalie is committed to practicing with compassion, acceptance, and non-judgment through her presence and aims to help clients approach life’s challenges more fluently and live more meaningfully. Those who wish to delve deeper into their fears and anxieties are welcomed and encouraged to do so through the course of therapy. Natalie utilizes elements of cognitive and mindfulness based therapies in addition to a more process oriented approach.