Natalie Jeung




About Natalie

Natalie graduated from The Family Institute at Northwestern with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Natalie utilizes a person-centered and psychodynamic approach in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. She also uses the therapeutic relationship and empathy to connect with people and help them feel understood. She also integrates cultural backgrounds and family systems to inform her therapeutic work. Natalie has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, life transition issues, acculturation issues, interpersonal relationship issues, and video gaming issues.


Natalie enjoys doing life with people. She believes that therapy is not just about problem solving but understanding one’s self to navigate life together through the ups and downs. Lasting change involves a deeper understanding of one’s self and addressing root causes. She values empowering people to thrive and find fulfillment in their lives. Natalie creates a safe and supportive space for self-exploration and healing hurts. She is committed to helping people realize their potential and become the person they want to be.

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.