Natalia Gourlay-Fernandez

LAMFT

Natalia Gourlay-Fernandez

LAMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - AMFT000612
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I never want finances to get in the way of someone who needs support. I offer compassion funding to meet your specific needs and resources.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

1708 Peachtree St NW
Suite 425
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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My Approach to Helping

My philosophy and approach to therapy is best described by Carl Rogers - "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

There is tremendous healing power in being seen, heard, and understood in a compassionate, nonjudgemental relationship. I provide my clients a safe, empathic space where they learn to accept who they are in their journey towards who they are becoming. We all need a soundboard, a place where we can go to safely share and explore our hopes and our struggles, our pain and our desire to heal.

My approach is collaborative - we will walk this path together. You may discover along the way that you are much braver than you imagined and much stronger than you believe. If you are an individual or couple who is struggling in a painful relationship, have recently experienced a life change and need help finding your footing, or need a supportive guide to walk with you along your path to healing, please reach out to me.

More Info About My Practice

If you are seeking someone who will listen, who will care, who will hold space for you and support you, please reach out to me by clicking to my website to learn more and conveniently schedule online. I offer evening appointments and online counseling as I recognize making the time for yourself can be challenging.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

We all have patterns of interacting in relationships, and we all have our own painful stories that can haunt our best efforts to create a life that feels worthy of living. Many of my clients who come to me have stories similar to mine - stories of rejection and loss, of pain and despair, moments when the darkness is so pervasive that it can feel like you're drowning and all hope is lost.

I view my role as therapist as a calling. It is my story that called me to do this work. It is my own journey of pain, discovery, and healing that drives me each day to sit with another human being and join them in the darkness so that together we can find the light. Through my own therapeutic work, I have learned the transformational power of vulnerability, and aspire to greet each day with courage, compassion, and curiosity. I live by a professional standard that I will never ask my clients to do something I am not willing to do or have not done myself. And, I also have the spiritual belief that every person who finds me has something of value to teach me through their own experience.

Therapy is the gift that keeps on giving. Our capacity for pain is only measured by our capacity for joy. I recognize that coming to therapy can feel terrifying, but I share my experience with you in the hopes that my own vulnerability demonstrates that healing is possible; hope is real; change can happen - you are more than the sum of your painful experiences.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I’m a marriage and family therapist who loves working with individuals, couples, and families who want to enrich their relationship or prepare for new possibilities. I also have a special interest in working with women around dating, love, and relationship issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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