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Natalie Hu | LPC

 

We all have a story. There are parts we love, parts that are really painful, and parts somewhere in between. Inviting others into those deep places can feel really scary, and at the same time, the courage to open up can bring both freedom and healing. I believe we all have an innate desire for connection and belonging. At our core, we all want to feel heard and to be known. As a therapist, my desire is to create a safe space for my clients to open up and process the many layers that make up their being. Together, we will navigate the complexities of life and find productive ways to move forward.  

Our lives are broken yet beautiful. Whether you are navigating past, painful experiences, relational struggles, anxiety and depression, life transitions, women’s issues, spiritual identity, or other challenges, I am glad to enter into all parts of your story  Through a client-centered approach, I hope we can start the healing process by creating healthy patterns and boundaries so you can live into your full purpose and potential. I want you to have the tools to experience freedom, to feel empowered in your decision-making, to have healthy relationships, and to live authentically. 

It can feel so isolating to navigate life on your own and it takes great courage to ask someone to come alongside you. In my own journey of counseling, I have experienced the power of the therapeutic relationship. I’m excited and honored to build a trusting relationship with you and experience the joy of knowing your story fully.


Therapeutic
 Orientation & Technique: 

Gottman Couples Theory

Emotionally Focused Therapy 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Natalie’s Areas of Specialty & Background

Anxiety & Depression

Dating & Relationships

Communication & Conflict Resolution

Women’s Issues & Postpartum Care

Codependancy

Life Transitions

Disordered Eating

Academic Background

M.A. in School Counseling, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

B.S. in Elementary Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Testimonials

“Natalie has an ability to meet a person right where he or she is and to listen with great empathy. I walk away from every conversation feeling lighter and ready to take the next right step with confidence.”

-LJ

“Natalie helps you find your true self when you may feel it is hidden away- she brings you to a point of clarity through her thoughtful listening and this care that makes you feel so comfortable and ready to move towards a better self.”

-SF

“Natalie shines a light with wisdom and grace on darkened paths; what seemed impossible is now filled with hope.  No matter the circumstance or the challenge, she is a source of encouragement and comfort. I always knew that when with Natalie, my words were heard.”

-SR

“I would recommend Natalie to anyone looking for support when life feels overwhelming. Our time together was foundational and so helpful for me as I move on in my life.”

-CC

Articles by Natalie

Natalie’s articles coming soon! Enjoy blogs written by other therapists while you wait. 

Validation in Relationships

Validation in Relationships

A lot of couples will come into therapy because they don’t feel like they are close anymore. Many times they will talk about how they are not physically close and through therapy they realize that they are not emotionally close anymore either. Having a stronger...

Finding Time to Date your Spouse in Parenthood

Finding Time to Date your Spouse in Parenthood

Having kids and starting a family can be a very exciting and rewarding time for a couple, but it can also be a very hard transition. All of sudden, you find your focus is on figuring out how to keep another human alive and putting your child’s needs in front of your...

Separating Work and Home

Separating Work and Home

A lot of things about our daily lives are changing because of the Stay at Home order in Illinois. For many who have always gone into an office to work, they are now being asked to work from home.That is not always an easy transition. We have gotten into a daily rhythm...