Natalie Decker

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern #18394

“Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky, but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy- the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

-Brene Brown

Life is hard. Relationships are hard. We all have a story. The people in our lives…or not in our lives…have helped to create that story. Engaging our story helps to integrate our lives…this integration is what rewires our brain for healthy connection. Our stories begin to make sense as we link our past and present. By looking at our story we begin looking at the places in our lives where we have been harmed and we surprisingly find freedom, hope, and joy. Once our heart is wounded, we often begin living in ways that promise to relieve the pain and assure that we will never be hurt again. Counseling is about looking at how your story of the past is influencing the way you live your life in the present.

What is your story? I would be honored to sit with you in this messy thing called life and help you unpack your story. Coming from a dysfunctional, chaotic, and addictive family along with doing my own hard work, I have found an immense amount of empathy in order to sit with others on their journey. I work with a wide age range, utilizing sound research-based techniques.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Social Thinking Curriculum (CBT based)
  • Zones of Regulation (CBT based)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Informally Trained
  • Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques

Education

My name is Natalie Decker and I am a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern #18394. I am a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and hold a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Education. I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Christian Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and couples. I have a passion for working with children, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.

Experience

I gained unique experience and training through my internship. I worked with a multidisciplinary team, primarily with individuals who struggled with sleep. I am informally trained in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I worked at an inpatient residential facility and had the opportunity to work with adults of all ages who struggled with severe and persistent mental health illnesses. Finally, I worked at a local church in the community and had the opportunity to work with individuals who struggled with a wide range of issues.

Areas of specialization

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (children and adults)
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective
  • Sleep Issues
  • Sleep Training
  • Women’s Issues


611 N. Wymore Road, Suite 202,
Winter Park, FL 32789


321-300-6992

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