Natasha earned her undergraduate, and graduate degree in Social Work at King’s University College at Western University. Natasha has practiced in the areas of woman abuse, intimate partner violence, prostitution and the sex trade, and within the criminal justice system completing assessments of the criminally accused persons, and facilitating various psycho-educational groups. Natasha has worked with and supported individuals facing issues such as but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, trauma and abuse, sexuality, gender identity and sexual assault. Natasha has worked in both clinical and residential settings, and has provided both long-term and brief, change-oriented counselling.
Natasha believes magic can happen in therapy, but therapy in of it self is not magic. She believes for the magic to unfold, a therapeutic bond, a trusting relationship must exist between the therapist and the client.
Natasha recognizes we live in a fast paced society; sometime too fast that we do not have a moment to sit with our selves ’s to process our thoughts and our feelings. Thus her approach to therapy is compassionate, calm and client-centered. She strives to create an environment that will allow her clients to silence the outside world, the internalized voices within, and hear their own wisdom instead. She believes each person holds the capacity to create and live a fulfilling life, and strives to help awaken this potential in her clients while unpacking and repacking old wounds, pain, hurt and trauma.
Natasha practices therapy primarily using the psychodynamic perspective and believes that many of the challenges we experience in our adult years stem from our early years and/or unresolved conflicts. Natasha is also experienced in other theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, feminist theory, family systems theory and narrative therapy. Natasha is also fluent in Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
Natasha agrees with Eckhart Tolle when he says “you find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but realizing who you are at the deepest level”. It is her hope to help, to guide you to rediscovering who you are, to create, to re-invent who you want to be.