Natalie Heidecker is a state of California Board Certified Marriage and Family Therapist Associate #78559. Natalie completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Indiana University. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. She is currently working on her dissertation for her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in couples from Northcentral University. The topic of her research is post-divorce adjustment, self-compassion and adult attachment for individuals in remarriages.
Natalie completed her practicum hours with Center for Community Solutions. While at CCS, Natalie worked with individuals who survived sexual assault and led groups for survivors of domestic violence. Natalie has worked at YMCA Counseling Services for the last 2.5 years where she gained experience in working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds.
Natalie practices with a foundation of systems theory and attachment theory. She believes in mindfulness and self-compassion as a base for personal growth. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families and is looking forward to starting her training towards becoming a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist in January of 2020. Natalie has also completed Level I and Level II Gottman Method therapy and is a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.
“I believe the path that we walk down and the pace at which we go is to be individually chosen. Disconnection, conflict, or stress can be used as internal signals that something is out of balance and it’s time to look inward at the path we are on and the pace at which we are moving.” She hopes to help clients assess their path, find their true path, and be a supportive figure in their rebalancing of their life.