Master Level Therapist | MSW
Natalie Hastings, MSW
Natalie joined KP Counseling in 2019, bringing 4 years of experience as a local social worker in the child welfare system, providing case management services to children and families involved in the foster care system. Natalie has experience working with a wide array of issues including, relationship issues, traumatic circumstances and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family dynamics, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, domestic violence, substance abuse, various forms of abuse and neglect, child welfare system involvement, and adoption issues. She has worked with infants through adults with a variety of different backgrounds and life experiences.
She is passionate about using a strengths-based approach when working with her clients. She also believes that collaboration between therapist and client is vital to successful growth. She strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for her clients to be able to encounter meaningful and lasting solutions to emotional and relationship struggles. Natalie works primarily with elementary aged children through young adulthood and is uniquely passionate about working with adolescent aged clients, those that have had involvement with the foster care system, families comprised of adoption, and trauma survivors.
Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and holds a Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in child, adolescent, and family based social work from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
When outside of work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends, reading as many books as she can get her hands on, drinking a good cup of tea, stretching her mind and body through yoga, and planning her next travel adventure.