Natalie Pollard


My Approach

Natalie's approach is remarkably empathic, attentive, accepting and nonjudgmental. With such approach, she is able to create a safe and trusting space for patients to openly express themselves. Natalie is passionate about treating patients from all populations, having worked with patients from birth to 90+ years of age. She is especially experienced, passionate and devoted to helping individuals come to terms with and find recovery with addictions.
Natalie believes that the attempt to explore unconscious thoughts and emotions that drive our behaviors reaps great benefit towards expanding the understanding of oneself. Unconscious psychological processes can help explain personality, how we are feeling, and the way we go about our life, fears and wishes. Natalie recognizes the importance of guiding clients into learning how to identify and change destructive thought patterns that influence their emotions and behaviors. Further, she seeks to guide clients into looking within themselves to find meaning, determine values, and make decisions that ultimately shape their lives. Natalie believes that the integration of theoretical approaches and schools of thought in therapy should be specific to the client’s needs. She believes that the client is the expert of their own experiences, as well as their own acceptable solutions.

Ages Treated | Toddler, Children, Preteens, Teens, Adults, Elders

About Natalie Pollard

My Experience

Natalie has experience working both as a 1:1 and group therapist in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Natalie has experience with addictions, mood disorders, neurological deficits and autism, behavioral concerns, trauma, suicidality, adjustment disorders, conduct disorders, etc. She has been in positions where she has had to resolve events of crisis that may be destructive and pose danger. She has direct experience with 1:1, group, IOP, couples, and family therapy of various age ranges. From a theoretical perspective, Natalie often practices with an integrative approach. She may utilize principles rooted in psychodynamics, ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Existentialism when appropriate.


DePaul University, B.A.
National Louis University, M.S.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Languages Spoken




Treatment Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Regulation Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Spiritual Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy

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