Natalie is a Registered Social Worker at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker (OCSWSSW). She finished her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Victoria and her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto (majoring in mental health and health). She has been working and practicing in various settings and providing psychotherapy and counseling sessions to clients across ages and from diverse backgrounds. She has been working with people experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotional distress, academic and career difficulties, etc. During her MSW practicum, as a peer supporter, she had provided counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students, at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, who were going through mental health issues, relationship difficulties, academic concerns, loss, transitions, and racism/discrimination.
Natalie also got her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing Union University and Bachelor of Art degree from Tsinghua University, traveling to Mainland China, Asia, and Europe and working with clients. Interdisciplinary study and work backgrounds in China and Canada and immigration experiences are assets and have deepened her understanding of life, herself, and others.
She is dedicated to creating a genuine and warm connection with her clients and believes in clients’ strength and resilience, integrating eclectic approaches of Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Narrative Therapy.
Hopewoods is a Toronto-based psychotherapy and counselling centre established in 2011. Please contact us directly if you would like to meet our staff, ask us questions, or book an appointment. Let us know how we can best serve you and your loved ones on your path to recovery.