Natalie Sanders

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and have 19 years of experience working with adults, children, and adolescents who struggle with mental illness. It has always been my desire to help others, as I enjoy supporting and guiding individuals on this journey called life. I have worked with clients who have been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Schizophrenia, Alcohol use Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder. I have also worked with individuals who have dealt with relationship and severe family conflict. It is important to me that a trusting relationship be built between my clients and I, to ensure a healthy therapeutic process.

My counseling style consists of the utilization of Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have also worked with children within the Department of Juvenile Corrections, Day Treatment and Intensive In-Home Services settings. It is my belief that it is important for therapists to understand that each client has varying needs, which requires the therapist to adjust their therapeutic approach to attempt to help the client. I value the holistic approach to the therapeutic process, as I feel I am able to help more individuals, when I am open to utilizing various approaches. I also believe that it is important to meet the client where they are and to assist them with what it is they feel they need help with. Utilizing a client's strengths is important, as I am here to help them build upon their abilities to manage their daily lives.

Taking the first step to reach out for help is huge, and I commend anyone and everyone who has decided to make strides to better their lives. Please know that it is an honor for me to be able to assist you along your journey of life, and I look forward to working with you to get you to the next step of where you would like to be. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Please know that I also offer live sessions, if this is something you would like to do at any point on our therapeutic journey together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904009645 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.H. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very professional, great listener and amazing at what she does.

Written by C.A. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 1 year and 5 months

Natalie has been so gentle and patient with me as I am navigating the empty nesting season. She asks thought-provoking questions that help me get "unstuck" and move forward, trusting the Lord for His plan.

Written by J.E. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

Natalie Sanders is a committed professional counselor. Prior to our video meeting, we had extensive communication where she asked all the right questions in order to do her job to the best of her ability. Scheduling was difficult with two missed appointments but she was patient and non-judgmental, which I appreciate. Our session with my daughter was uncooperative and chaotic, but again, Natalie was understanding and non-judgmental. Throughout it all, she was upbeat and encouraging. After the session, she sent me additional material to help me until our next session and then she followed up to see if I could access the materials and if I had any questions about them. In our short time together Natalie has displayed a high caliber level of professionalism and understanding. She is what I have been looking in a counselor to work with my daughter. I am well pleased, consider my money well spent, and would recommend her without any reservations whatsoever.

Written by E.V. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and coping with life changes

Natalie is a wonderful listener and counselor. She makes herself very available to you, so you always feel like you can connect easily and quickly. Natalie has provided an avenue for me to comfortable learn more about myself and become a better person.

Written by M.A. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Natalie has given me insight and tools to use to navigate the overwhelmingness of anxiety. She listens well and hears what I can't. I feel I have a life line.

Written by L.A. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Natalie is wonderful. A very cheerful and understanding person. She is very engaged in the conversations and asks good questions that make you think.

Written by D.A. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

I went through 2 counselors before being matched to Natalie. She is God sent. I am so thankful for her guidance and counsel. She is an expert and her transparency has helped me in so many ways.

Written by M.I. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Natalie is everything I could wish for in a counselor. She is kind, warm, professional, and had helped me work through some big life changes. She is the best of the best!

Written by F.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Natalie is great at really listening and engaging your with pertinent questions or views. I have found the sessions to be very eye-opening and they allow for self-reflection and understanding. I am grateful that the talks also turn into action, and there is a sense that you're progressing in a self-discovery journey.

Written by C.A. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

A great counselor who is easy to talk to and share with, also with solutions that are helpful.

Written by T.A. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Natalie is amazing, considerate and always takes time to touch base even when I lack the initiative/motivation to do so.

Written by E.L. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 11 months

Natalie is a wonderful woman of God and awesome counselor!

Written by S.A. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Natalie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She doesn't judge and is truly there to help when needed. Always available and willing to maneuver her schedule to help. Natalie has helped me resolve and better manage 4 different crippling anxieties, as well as give me strength, when I struggle tackling an issue. Many therapist have worked with me in the past; she is the only one I felt comfortable talking to. Natalie has a gift, a gift she uses to its fully ability to help others. I am truly thankful teen counseling has such a remarkable employee!

Written by D.A. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I was skeptical to do online counseling but I feel like I am face to face with her when we do live chat sessions. I sign out of the live chat feeling so much better each week. She offers suggestions on how to approach problems and asks me the kind of questions that get me thinking. No joke I've had several breakthrough moments during sessions and things become very clear. So many 'ahhh hah' moments. I appreciate her wisdom and her encouragement.

Written by L.E. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Natalie is a caring and experienced therapist who took the time to understand my problems and give me emotional support. Her godly wisdom helped to uncover some really key issues and helped me to move past them. I can’t say everything is fixed but at least I am on the right track to manage them. Thank you Natalie.

Written by H.E. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Working with Natalie has been one of the best thing I could do for myself after i began a stressful new job and got out of a relationship. The transition into getting to know and take care of myself better was really because of her help and support. She is so personable, accessible, and enthusiastic to extend herself that it makes it so enjoyable. I look forward to each and every one of our sessions.

Written by S.U. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months

I literally recommended FaithfulCounseling to a friend today and if I could, I would send my friend specifically to my counselor, Natalie Sanders. She is so great!

Written by V.E. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Natalie is amazing! She knows just the right questions to ask. She knows what subjects need to be put a little pressure on to make you think about things more or what areas are too sensitive to really push on at that point. She has great intuition and is a great listener and offers great support of advice. I have never found therapy as therapeutic as I have with Natalie.

Written by D.A. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

Natalie completely listens and understands. She does not forget any detail that is communicated to her, and will draw on it later to bring me back in focus.

Written by D.E. on Jun 28, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Love Natalie. She is right on. Personable and easy to talk too

Written by K.E. on Jun 23, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I have been working with Natalie for about two weeks now and she's already helped me so much. She listens to everything I have to say and tries to help me dig down deep into my feelings and emotions to discover and help with my issues. I would and have already recommended her to a few people. She is truly a blessing. Thank you so much Natalie and I am excited to keep working with you!

Written by D.A. on May 25, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Thanks so much Natalie for all your guidance. I want you to know I heard you and my eyes are opening wider every day!!! My time speaking with you as been some of the most productive time I have spent in quite some time. I cannot express my gratitude enough for your aid with me identifying my path.

Written by G.E. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 months

Natalie is a gem. She helped me to see myself, how the Father sees me and a woman of God. She made me feel special. She is wonderful.

Written by P.A. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

I am so grateful for the ways that Natalie keeps pointing me back to the truth about God, about who He is, and about who He says I am! I am struggling to keep my eyes on Him instead of on the hurricane, and she keeps pointing me to Him when I feel like I can't keep my head above water!

Written by J.A. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

I'm very pleased with my working with Natalie. Even though we're talking over the phone, I feel as if you was present in person in the moment. I also feel that she gets me and I feel hopeful about moving forward.

Written by B.. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Natalie Sanders-Bryant is a wonderful and thoughtful counselor to work with.

She can quickly understand her clients and the situation of the session in as little as one detailed message.

I highly recommend having Natalie as a councilor among all others here on teen counseling.

Written by T.A. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Natalie is great. This is my first therapy experience and it’s been amazing and has added so much value. She is truly a great listener but also provides wise perspective and Christian based teachings.

Written by R.E. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Excellent! Better than I thought this type of counseling could be.

Written by A.M. on Mar 04, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Natalie is always understanding and makes communicating easy. Very helpful.

Written by A.N. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 4 months

Natalie is truly a God send. She has helped me enormously with her kindness and compassionate insights. She is quickly responsive and truly a “Faithful Counselor”. I highly recommend Natalie for anyone desiring real and practical Biblically based counseling. Four Stars!

Written by H.U. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Natalie is a very nice person. Listens to me.

Written by R.E. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

I think Natalie Knows exactly what questions to ask to get me to think about my own life and my own behavior. She’s encouraging, and intelligent, And speaks in a way that is clear and appropriate. I enjoy speaking to her.

Written by A.M. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I haven’t been in counseling for long, but Natalie is great so far! She understands my concerns and responds in a timely manner.

Written by L.U. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Natalie is an amazing counselor. She is very supportive, understanding and intuitive. She has helped my husband and I work through our issues and we are in much better shape than I had hoped for. We are heading in the right direction to a lifelong healthy commitment with one another.

Written by L.Y. on Jan 21, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family

Natalie is gentle, kind, and very focused on my concerns. She brings wonderful insight along with giving me the opportunity to figure some things out on my own. I feel very comfortable and non-judged when communicating with her. She definatly has my best interest at the forefront.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month

Natalie has been helpful to me in a troubling time in my life. She offers sound advise and is very respectful of my wishes in how and when I want to communicate with her.

Written by M.. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 3 weeks

Natalie is a great therapist! She is very easy to talk to, and she truly understands your issues and can provide support and guidance utilizing a strengths-based approach to empower you. I would recommend her to anyone who is ready to do the work to address there issues of trauma , toxic stress, and family conflict. If you are ready for change and healing, contact Natalie!

Written by D.A. on Dec 01, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks

Natalie is great professional counselor to work with. She is kind and understanding and has wisdom to share with you!

Written by K.I. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

She is awesome!

Written by I.L. on Nov 15, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 1 month

Natalie is encouraging and supportive.

Written by E.M. on Nov 13, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 1 week

Natalie is a wonderful, caring counselor who was always quick to respond to messages. Her kind, well thought-out communication with me helped me get from a point of desperation and despair to a place of hope in just a short period of time. Thank you, Natalie.

Written by E.L. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Natalie and I just started working together but she is everything that I've looked for in a counselor. She is open, understanding, and empathetic, and I feel as though she does care about me. This job isn't just a paycheck for her. It's a calling, something she's passionate about, and it shows. Her advise is always spot on and people around me have already seen a positive change in the way I've started to view and approach the world.

Written by N.A. on Oct 18, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Natalie is an excellent counsellor. She responds to my messages in a timely and thoughtful manner. While I have been going through a tough time, she has helped me to see things more objectively, and clarified tough decisions for which I "knew" the "correct" answer, but need a bit of a push in terms of getting there.

Written by M.A. on Oct 15, 2017 after counseling with Natalie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, self esteem, and anger

Amazing! Its taken my years to find a counsellor who genuinely can relate to my issues, and I feel actually cares about me as a person, not just 'trying to read me and tell me what to do with my life'. She opens up about her life which builds that rapport and makes you feel as if shes a close friend not just a counsellor. My experience with her has been life changing and I am so grateful to God for bringing her into my life! Would definitely recommend! <3