I am here to tell you that your body is not something that needs to be fixed. I consider myself to be a body inclusive therapist who specializes in helping clients recover from disordered eating behaviors, weight stigma, body image concerns and impacts from diet culture. I also serve clients experiencing depression and anxiety symptoms, family issues (such as divorce & addiction), adjustment issues, impacts from COVID-19 and trauma (such as intimate partner violence & sexual assault). I currently offer individual therapy for teens and adults.
I obtained my Master of Science degree from Portland State University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a Professional Counselor Associate with the State of Oregon. My supervisor is Gianna Russo-Mitma, LMFT and her contact information can be found here. I have lived in the Portland Metro area for over a decade and am originally from Boise, Idaho where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009.
I know starting therapy can be difficult, that is why I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and assure we are a good match before moving forward. Contact me today!
Natalie Rhodes she/her
Areas of Focus
Body Image & Eating Concerns
Anxiety & Depression
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