Natalie is also a self-proclaimed Geek and Gamer Therapist. As an avid gamer, Natalie is passionate about helping people create a healthy relationship with video gaming. She enjoys working with individuals who identify as gamers and geeks, and exploring mental health issues common in gaming and the gaming community. She is committed to de-stigmatizing gamers in the mental health space. Natalie warmly invites conversations about gaming, geek culture, anime, superheroes, and all kinds of fandoms because she knows that they are meaningful in people’s lives. She integrates gaming and geek culture in the therapy process to allow for self-expression and understanding one’s inner world. Natalie also utilizes virtual reality to aid in the therapeutic process.
Additionally, Natalie provides workshops, professional consultations, and parent education sessions about gaming and geek culture. Natalie also provides virtual reality wellness sessions to schools, organizations, and individuals.
Natalie is the co-host of the Nerd Therapy podcast. She also co-authored the Psychology Today article Women in Gaming: A Difficult Intersection.