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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #0904009645 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Natalie has been helping me navigate the empty nester season. This has been especially difficult for me as a single parent and as an adult adoptee with a history of grief and loss. Natalie has given me much encouragement as I have shared my feelings with her, and she has helped me reframe some of my thinking in a more positive direction. I feel safe being vulnerable with her without being judged. She has helped me better understand that while empty nesting can be painful, there are also many joys. Natalie has helped me focus more on my own journey and helped me see that God has plans for my life beyond parenting. I still have a ways to go, but I feel like I am much better equipped than I was when I first started counseling.
Natalie has been very helpful with my anxiety issues.
You remember the one person growing up, that made a huge impact on your life, and helped guide you in the right direction? Well, she's the adulthood version. She will help you navigate and find strength in yourself, that you didn't know you had... AND if you don't hit every mark perfectly each time... she's there to remind you to be kind to yourself.
We all get dressed everyday, but sometimes we throw on a shirt backwards, inside out, or even a dirty one. Doesn't mean we suck at dressing ourselves... we just had an off day. Just like the shirt, anxiety, our moods, and mental health all have off days. Natalie is the kind of counselor who depending on the situation; will tell you your shirt is inside out, listen to you complain about the shirt, or remind you... it happens to the best of us. She knows what you need and will adapt to the situation to help you navigate it. I couldn't ask for a more caring, understanding, and INTUNE counselor.
Natalie made me feel so relaxed, and after two sessions I feel like I’ve already made huge progress! Highly recommend her.
I’ve only had one real session so far, but that one alone was a great start. I got to finally get some things out that I couldn’t discuss. She would let me talk whenever something came to mind. She responds very quickly and I feel comfortable already. I am ready to see how future sessions will go.
Natalie helped our marriage so much. She literally helped us become the best versions of ourselves. She is kind, a good listener and honestly really amazing.
Natalie is amazing! She really understands me. I appreciate her flexibility and professionalism.
She has been upgraded from a simple counselor to a dear friend, even though we do not know each other outside of teen counseling. I always look forward to our calls, feel like she is listening and remembers what we have talked about all other times. I don't just feel like a customer, I feel like a valued human.
I’m very impressed!
Natalie is amazing! There’s not much more I can say besides that. I’ve been seeing her on and off for 18 months or so and she has helped me so much more than any other counselor has ever helped.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great counselor who is easy to talk to and share with, also with solutions that are helpful.
Natalie is amazing, considerate and always takes time to touch base even when I lack the initiative/motivation to do so.
Natalie is a wonderful woman of God and awesome counselor!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Love Natalie. She is right on. Personable and easy to talk too
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent! Better than I thought this type of counseling could be.
Natalie is always understanding and makes communicating easy. Very helpful.
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!
Natalie is a very nice person. Listens to me.
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.
I haven’t been in counseling for long, but Natalie is great so far! She understands my concerns and responds in a timely manner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Natalie is great professional counselor to work with. She is kind and understanding and has wisdom to share with you!
She is awesome!
Natalie is encouraging and supportive.
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.
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.
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.
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