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Natalie Yates
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120785 
(650) 206-9372


Life is messy and being human can be painful. Sometimes we may feel hopeless. Sometimes we may feel saturated in shame or self-doubt. Sometimes we may feel overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness, or the reverberations of past experiences. These feelings and experiences can leave us with emotional bumps and bruises that impact the way we move through the world, relate to others, and relate to ourselves. Healing is possible. I believe we all share the innate capacity to heal, grow, and feel whole.


I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ Counseling from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with minors in Applied Psychology and Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and I provide psychotherapy services for individuals, young adults, teens and their families.


In my practice, I work closely with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, eating disorders, stress and low-self esteem. My background is in providing psychotherapy services for survivors of sexual violence and childhood trauma. My style is warm, relational, and collaborative to meet you where you are. I offer a safe space for you to feel, to grieve, to laugh, to be angry, to explore— to just be, as you are.


Therapy is a process in which we begin to experience relief, as we deepen our connection with ourselves and with each other. This process can give rise to a variety of emotions and a voice to our inner parts. I am here with an open heart and I will join you in moving through it all. I know that deciding to try therapy can be daunting and I also know that it can be so beautifully transformative.


When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outside hiking, exploring the city, camping & backpacking, and hanging out by the beach. I also enjoy cooking, spending time with my pet rabbit, Crosby, reading, and listening to music.

Supervised by Aaron Mills, LMFT #116056

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