Licensed Professional Counselor
I offer clients non-judging compassion, collaborative guidance, and supportive relationship as we work towards transformation and growth.
835 SE Stephens St.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to treat trauma, reduce distress, and provide significant psychological and somatic relief for clients. I am EMDR trained and pursuing certification, and consider EMDR to be an incredibly effective and powerful tool for healing. For more information go to: http://www.emdria.org/
A relational approach in therapy highlights the importance of how we relate -- to others, to ourselves, and to our world -- to our sense of overall wellbeing and happiness. I prioritize our therapeutic relationship in order to provide you with a safe space to explore changes within yourself and practice new ways of connecting with others and the world.
Narrative therapy examines the ways we are influenced by the stories we tell about our selves and our lives. When we explore these narratives and our ability to retell our stories in new ways we realize a powerful opportunity for healing. I have found narrative therapy to be an incredibly effective therapeutic tool -- fun, creative, and transformative.
I hold a strong feminist outlook in my practice and life -- which is to say that I am deeply aware of the integral ways gender influences our life experiences, the many unique challenges women face in our culture, and the importance of empowering women to take ownership of our lives and selves.
Much of my work with clients has centered on recognizing and building healthy relationships. This includes (and begins with) a healthy relationship with yourself, as well as relationships with family, friends, lovers, and the outside world. Much of our lingering suffering as well as our ability to heal and thrive is determined by the ways in which we relate to our inner and outer worlds.
I have worked extensively with clients experiencing PTSD and complex trauma symptoms from domestic violence, abuse, sexual & physical assault, military/combat experience, vicarious trauma and other life traumas. I draw upon a grounded understanding and purposeful integration of the biological and emotional selves to help clients manage symptoms and heal from trauma.
Anxiety is a complex problem effecting emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I use an integrated approach to help clients manage anxiety by practicing purposeful change in thought and behavior patterns and using mindfulness and grounding techniques to experience a much-needed sense of internal calm and peace.
Depression is an overhwelming problem in many lives and may stem from a myriad of causes. I strive to provide a compassionate and understanding therapeutic relationship in which we can identify the roots of your depression and empower you to make gentle, attainable changes in thinking and behavior that will help you to recover joy and meaning in your life.
Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC has not posted any group sessions.
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