• "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." — Brené Brown

  • [What did you see this therapist for?] I was going to college after leaving a day program for eating disorders. [Why would you recommend this therapist?] One of the things I appreciate about Natalie is that she is focused on fixing the underlying issues of the eating disorder but also attended to day-to-day changes that could be made, both in my eating disorder recovery and in managing my school work and other stresses. I like that being in session with her is more like having a conversation than it is like lying on a psychotherapist’s couch.

    Brown University Student '17, New York City (2016)

  • My 14 year old daughter is suffering from an eating disorder. Although she is not yet ready to accept therapy herself, I am seeing Natalie weekly to help me work with my daughter and navigate this uncharted territory. Additionally, Natalie and I have been working through grief and anxiety that I carry. My husband died suddenly two years ago and I am navigating that loneliness and the struggles of single parenting, sole owner/operator of a small business and lone head of the household. Natalie is an expert on eating disorders. But her expertise traverses seamlessly to address other issues – covering the whole being. She is open, trusting and easy to talk to. She creates a safe, comfortable environment, easing and supporting, yet guiding the path into difficult emotional territory. I feel I can trust her and that she exists without judgement. She asks hard questions, but helps and supports you as you search for answers. Additionally, she has given me resources outside of our sessions that she thinks would be helpful or that I may enjoy (books, YouTube videos, etc.). I consider her my friend.bc

    47 year old single mother, small business owner, outdoor enthusiast (2016)

  • Seeing Natalie has really encouraged me to stop being a people-pleaser and to focus on myself and my own well-being. This includes my emotional eating habits. When I bring my thoughts and raw feelings into the sessions, I am never threatened or sorry that I allowed myself to be vulnerable. Natalie's professionalism and trustworthiness is one of a kind.Natalie’s new office feels so welcoming and has become a safe place for me to be honest with myself and make progress. Natalie takes an excellent proactive approach that feels sincere and genuine.

    38 year old digital marketing business owner

  • I see Natalie for an eating disorder that I’ve been in recovery for, for about six years. I see her on a bi-weekly basis, through our one-on-one appointments and therapy group sessions. I’m currently applying to college and that has been an extremely stressful process, as well as living on my own, managing a full time job for a nonprofit as a teacher in an urban middle school. Balancing the fiscal difficulties of grocery shopping on my own, the challenges of my very demanding service job, and making college plans for next year has been very difficult. Natalie is exceptional at connection and feedback. She is incredibly receptive when she listens, and this is made clear through her thoughtful responses, her inclination to find the source of the issue, and her rhetoric to addressing it with care and compassion. She has given me guidance and validation to help me navigate a very difficult, isolating period of my life, and working with her makes me feel committed and driven in my recovery because she lets me set my own goals through her very unique approach called, “Be.” Natalie’s rapport has become very meaningful to me over the past few moths I’ve been able to work with her, because she’s helped keep me grounded in my thoughts and feelings about my self worth in a way that is upfront and authentic. If I bring something into the session that I would like to work on, she knows exactly how to be the most effective in understanding it, and even gives me things to grow on when I leave that space. If I come in feeling lost or inarticulate, she still is remarkably inclined to find the root emotion of the experience or episode, more so than I’ve felt like many people are or care to be. Natalie’s office is a place where I feel safe, it is a place where I have made strides in my recovery in a considerably short period of time, and the hours I’ve spent there have been some of the most proactive, and worthwhile I’ve spent in the entire span of my recovery.

    19 years old, female, student, writer, AmeriCorps teacher at an urban middle school in Providence, RI (2016)