It all began with life experiences that built a dream to help people - now servicing Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton and the surrounding areas.
Natasha earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Waterloo. During her time as a student, she worked at the University of Waterloo's Health Services where she discovered the need for peer support services for students with mental health and disabilities. Natasha went on to be a vital part of the opening of a mental health peer support program called M.A.T.E.S at the University of Waterloo. This was a major stepping stone, and where she found her passion to become a therapist so that she could continue to help young adults and teenagers throughout the difficult and pressing phases of their lives.
After Natasha completed her studies in Waterloo, she moved to Buffalo, New York to undertake a graduate program, a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. During her time there, she had the pleasure of gaining first-hand experience and exposure to different aspects of the field. All of which helped to equip her with the skills to establish her own counselling firm where she could implement the best of what she learned from the time she spent working and volunteering at various agencies.
Natasha also worked with the Centre for Psychosexual Health where she was helping teens and adults with gender identity issues, sexually inappropriate behaviour, and gender dysphoria. At the Centre, she was able to gain the tools and knowledge to help the LGBTQ2S+ community in advancing their personal growth in regards to building a life that was always meant to be. Shortly post the completion of her graduate studies in New York, Natasha wanted to venture out of her comfort zone where she could utilize her newly acquired skills in an unknown and undiscovered environment.
As a result of her willingness to advance, Natasha moved to Miami, Florida where she worked for a non-profit organization at Carol City Middle School, providing therapy to students from grade 6-8 with academic/mental health issues. She also worked in a private practice working with individuals and groups dealing with various issues such as depression, domestic violence, anxiety, and self-esteem etc.
Natasha hopes that she can truly understand the sentiments and grievances of those who visit her clinic and ultimately provide them with the most effective and helpful mode of therapy to work towards their personal growth and sense of accomplishment.
Our goal is to connect you with the right mental health professional who will strive to empower you to reach a breakthrough within six to eight sessions. At Anchoridge, we know the value of giving compassionate, qualified counsellors the chance to work with the population they know best.