Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Nathalie is a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, who completed her Master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the same field. Nathalie has achieved Gottman I level certification, showcasing her commitment to providing exceptional therapeutic services. Nathalie is passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to facilitate positive changes in their lives and relationships. Her unwavering dedication to her clients is reflected in her ability to guide them on their transformative journey of self-discovery and healing.
Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Marital & Pre-Marital, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ Support, Family Conflict, Self Care
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
My aim is to establish a relationship with my clients that is founded on safety and trust, where they feel appreciated, acknowledged, and heard. I aspire for my clients to feel a sense of optimism and the possibility that the challenges, obstacles, and disconnections in their life can be approached and tackled in different ways.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
In my view, a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship provides a setting for clients to embrace vulnerability and authenticity. It creates a space where individuals can explore aspects of themselves they wish to reignite, relearn, or reinvigorate, ultimately fostering a deeper connection with themselves and a sense of purpose in their lives.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
From my own personal experience as a client, I understand the challenge yet the deep influence of a positive therapeutic relationship. I want to help people connect to themselves and create those deep meaningful relationships we all seek.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
In my opinion, clients can attain happiness, confidence, and significant relationships with themselves and others by gaining insight and utilizing practical tools that can facilitate their journey toward the life they aspire to lead. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters compassion and empathy can help clients discover how to live the life they want.
Mental Health Department
Florida International University, Bachelors in Psychology
Nova Southeastern University, Masters in Couples and Family Therapy
Currently in PhD Program at Nova Southeastern University, Couples and Family Therapy
Client Age Range
Teens (13-17), Adult (+18), Geriatric (65+)
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, listening to podcasts and traveling.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."