Natalie Garvey-De Leon, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | MFC9553
Welcome…I’m grateful that you are taking the time to find some support and move towards what you want in your life. I believe that we all embody an innate capacity to heal and connect with our original blueprint of health and wellbeing. It is from this place within that we can move towards the feelings, beliefs and aspirations that we have for ourselves. It is my passion to support people in discovering what they really want for themselves and working collaboratively to get there.
I work with individuals, couples and families to restore balance, resolve trauma and repair attachment. As a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist, I have experience treating complex trauma, dissociation, prenatal/postpartum mood challenges, anxiety, depression, attachment issues and grief. How does this happen? I weave together a combination of modalities that collectively support the client’s mind, body and spirit in finding wholeness. I am a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist, which has directly shaped my specialty in trauma resolution. I also incorporate Parts Work, as well as draw on my background in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and meditation. After studying Prenatal and Birth Psychology with Dr. Ray Castellino, I’ve developed an additional specialty of working from a somatic approach to heal early life, preverbal memories or imprints. My colleague Cindy Barnum and I have developed Somatic Support: A Healing Approach to Early Trauma Resolution sessions. These are offered on a bi-monthly basis and you will find a link below for more information about this offering.
In 2002, I graduated with a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA. After becoming a mom, I learned about the challenges that arise during pregnancy, birth and postpartum and decided to pursue certification as a DONA doula in 2008. In 2014, I received my EMDR Certified Therapist status through EMDRIA, while I was still living in Costa Rica. In 2018, I graduated from the Castellino Foundation Training and I am currently part of the Castellino Training mentorship program, plus the Castellino Family Practitioner Training.
Individual sessions (50 minutes) $130
Couples & Family sessions (75 minutes): $165
Somatic Support sessions (4.5 hours) $325