Natalie Skipworth, LCSW
Hi! I’m Natalie. I’m a queer cisgender white woman, musician, parent, and clinical social worker of Scottish and English descent.
My focus as a therapist is to first get to know you: what you love, what lights you up, what’s challenging you right now, and what you want in life. Together we can figure out how you want to use the therapy space in a way that benefits you the most. I love incorporating mindfulness, music, and art as a way to approach challenges from a different angle and navigate intense emotions.
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ communities, new parents, folks navigating challenging relationships, searching for meaning, and clearing a path through the ick of depression.
I approach my work through a social justice lens which acknowledges the extreme effect that racism and structural oppression has on mental health. I strive to acknowledge how my own power and white, class, able-bodied, and educational privilege affects my work and therapeutic relationships, and work to discover, hold myself and others accountable, and take action to avoid perpetuating the harms of racism and structural oppression as much as possible.
I’ve been working in mental health since 2014, primarily with adults. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient hospital programs and in community mental health settings. One of the reasons I started working in mental health was I saw in my own life and in the people around me that things can change and we aren’t doomed to a life ruled by anxiety and depression. It is an honor for me to hear your story and experiences and be alongside you on your journey.