Natalie Cantu, LPC has a range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults towards mental and emotional wellness. Natalie specializes in working with children diagnosed on the Autism spectrum and their families. She supports children and families through socials skills training, behavioral interventions, parent training, and pyschoeducation. She is passionate about applying insight, cognitive behavioral, and play-based approaches to facilitate healing from anxiety, depression, and to navigate existential concerns.
Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. After years working in an academic library, Natalie returned to school and received a Master's of Education in Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Natalie has additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and play therapy.
Previously, Natalie facilitated groups and individual therapies for adults with severe psychiatric and psychosocial disadvantages at a local PHP and for the county mental health system. As an LPC-Intern, Natalie trained and worked at Bellaire Family Counseling administering play therapy. In addition to this, she completed internships at The Monarch Institute, Primer Psychological Services, and Houston Community College. Natalie is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the Houston LPC Association.