Natalie Zaragoza

DMFT(c), M.S., AMFT, Psychotherapist

Natalie Zaragoza

DMFT(c), M.S., AMFT, Psychotherapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Tinaz Vevaina, LMFT # 36313
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 100957
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: Reduced fee available for full-time students
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


4000 Birch Street, Suite 203
Newport Beach, California 92660

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome! My name is Natalie and I am an emotion-focused and experiential psychotherapist in private practice at Newport Couple & Family Therapy. My core belief in the therapeutic process is that healing, growth, and recovery are possible. I believe that humans are innately resilient and resourceful beings with a basic need to be in relationship to others. I emphasize healthy relationships as key in increasing self awareness, confidence, and emotional health.

My approach to psychotherapy is holistic in that I will encourage attention to your biological, psychological, social and relational development as important aspects to overall health and well-being. My personal style is client-centered and collaborative while at the same time, I will empower you to make decisions in align with your personal values and beliefs. I will strive to create an environment where we are able to explore what is most important to you. I will invite your collaboration and value your feedback.

In addition to being a therapist, I am proud to contribute to the field of marriage and family therapy by teaching and mentoring masters level therapists. I am also a doctoral student in marital and family therapy program evaluation where I research evidence based mental health programs and outcomes in order to promote safe and effective treatment for communities.

My Therapy Focus

My clinical focus is in: 1) relationship dynamics, 2) young adults and adolescents 3) couplefamily therapy and 4) addiction. I also help clients recover from depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences. I primarily use emotionally focused and experiential therapy because I believe guiding clients through their emotional experience fosters long term change.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Marriage and family therapists are uniquely qualified in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. Marriage and family therapists have a core understanding about the couple and family system and are required to have met educational and clinical hour requirements working with couples, families, and children in order to practice. If you are seeking couple therapy or family therapy, it is important to know that you are seeing someone who specializes in relationship systems and who has these specific (or similar) qualifications.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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