Natalie Townsend, CMHC

Natalie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State Utah. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology, from Southern Utah University. She also has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP accredited program through the University of Phoenix. While in school, Natalie focused her studies on women and multicultural issues and organized events to highlight social and cultural issues. As part of her activism, she also cofounded the Students for Social Action group.

Clinically, Natalie specializes in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and trauma in both adolescents and adults. Natalie also has considerable experience working with LGBTQ issues and faith crises. Natalie is trained in sexual assault and rape crisis counseling. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a highly effective treatment approach for victims of trauma. Additionally, Natalie is a certified EMDR therapist.  (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

Natalie’s treatment approach is founded on compassion and inspiring hope with her clients. She believes that counseling should focus on the client’s strengths in overcoming challenges and foster resiliency in her clients. Natalie strives to empower her clients to live an authentic and healthy life, so they can better participate in personal relationships and their communities.