Natasha Wagner

(MA, LPC)
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About Me

I have been fortunate to work with people in all stages across the life-span, as a counselor and life coach for 18 years. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University and have taught at the preschool and early elementary level. I also have training as a birth and postpartum doula. My M.A., also through WMU, is in Community Agency Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan. I was fortunate to offer counseling for elderly residents of long-term care facilities in Branch County, MI for five years.

Most recently I have combined my passion for helping people with my interest in multiculturalism. I am a certified diversity trainer with National Coalition Building Institute and have spent the last twelve years working with international high school exchange students throughout every aspect of their program experience, from placement to support throughout their program year.

I was thrilled to participate in Bennett Stellar University training in Neuro-Linguistic Proramming and Hypnotherapy in 2013 and have found the coaching skills gained there to be a tremendous addition to my counseling background.. My approach to counseling varies depending on the needs of the client and combines all aspects of my own background to work effectively with a diverse range of clients at all points in the life cycle.

My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. I use an eclectic blend of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques along with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, and TimeLine Coaching to help you reach your goals. Together we will explore the messages you have absorbed from the world around you and re-frame the subconscious messages you give yourself so that you can find peace, happiness, and success.

With regard to couples' counseling, I believe the therapeutic process is an opportunity for healing and growth through the exploration of one's self and relationships. Through this process we are able to achieve a greater sense of personal and relational satisfaction by creating mindfulness, balance, and connection within our lives.

My emphasis in my counselor training was in marriage and family therapy. I focus on the family systems approach based on a theory introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen that suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system. I have found great success in using Genograms, developed by Monica McGoldrick and Randy Gerson, to explore family relationships and their impact on individual development and mental health, even across generations.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401008764 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

Written by D.U. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Natasha is very calm and reassuring. There is no jugement felt on her end and the tools she offers are relevant to the situations.

Written by M.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Natasha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Natasha has been such a helpful therapist for my husband and I. She is understanding, kind, and patient. She has helped us to see the bigger picture while giving us tools that we can use day to day to increase our communication and intimacy.

Written by R. . on Feb 02, 2018 after therapy with Natasha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Natasha has been great so far and I'm so fortunate to have her as a counsellor.

Written by J.A. on Jun 07, 2017 after therapy with Natasha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Natasha has been great, I would highly recommend anyone seeking help or guidance.