Natalie is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Anger Management Specialist in Sherman Oaks, working in private practice under the supervision of Anita Avedian, LMFT, CAMS, IV. While in graduate school, Natalie worked with individuals, families, children, teens and adults including but not limited to relationship issues, divorce, anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, and PTSD. After obtaining her Masters degree from Phillips Graduate Institute she continued working as an MFT intern at Phillips Counseling Center where she provided coping skills and interventions for children dealing with crises.
Natalie has also received education and training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Child Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and Trauma Focused Therapy. Natalie’s focus is creating a safe environment for clients to feel at ease to discuss openly their thoughts, feelings, and emotions under confidential settings.
In addition, Natalie has worked in the entertainment industry for over 5 years, her experience has led her to understand the fast-paced environment and the challenges the industry can bring to an individual. For this reason she strives to utilize each person’s strengths to overcome stress and anxiety in competitive settings.
Natalie is currently a certified Anger Management facilitator through Anger Management Essentials and NAMA. Anger Management 818 accepts both volunteers and court ordered clients. She facilitates group on Sundays in Sherman Oaks and Thursdays in Glendale, and is able to see individual clients in Glendale, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana locations.