Natalie has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient crisis, adult foster care, schools, and in family homes within the community. She understands that there is immense complexity in each person and family's experience. Natalie's own family is the center of her life - she brings a passion for working with clients who are expanding their family or helping others to be able to do so.
She received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University. Natalie is licensed in the state of Minnesota (LMFT3782) and South Dakota (LMFT11538) and is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy
Natalie is interested in third-party reproduction because of the beautiful stories of human resilience, creativity, and altruism that are unique to individuals on that journey. She believes it takes courage for parents experiencing barriers to fertility to move forward with their dream to have a child, and admires the generosity of sperm/egg donors and surrogates to assist these families in realizing their dream.