Natalie Stevenson, MSW, LCSW

Hello, I’m Natalie!

Lead Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

If someone was to ask me what my passion is, I would simply answer, helping those in need.  Ever since I was a young child, I would pretend that I was a therapist and would work with abused or disabled children.  I have no idea where this came from, but my dolls always had broken arms or legs, were in wheelchairs or needed crutches, or were often sad and in need of advice.




As I grew older, my desire to help lead me to attend Metropolitan State University to study Human Services and receive my bachelor’s degree.  My focus was on children, adolescents, and families. I had the opportunity to work within my community with a school social worker in an elementary school and also as a victim advocate for 3 different police departments. Once I began working with children and families, it solidified for me that attending the University of Denver and receiving a master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in children, adolescents, and families would be the perfect fit.

I am a proud Colorado native but hate the cold and have never skied a day in my life!  I am married and have two boys that keep us busy with school work/activities and competitive sports.  I love to read books and “pretend” that I can cook.  We have 2 dogs and a kitty that thinks he is a dog.  My formal diagnosis is “identity confusion.”  Sometimes it’s difficult to take my “social worker” hat off.  As a family, we love to travel, go out to dinner, go to movies, and watch the Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and of course, the Colorado Rockies!!! 
Natalie Stevenson | Therapist at Relate Family Therapy & Counseling in Centennial, Colorado

Hello, I’m Natalie!

Lead Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

If someone was to ask me what my passion is, I would simply answer, helping those in need.  Ever since I was a young child, I would pretend that I was a therapist and would work with abused or disabled children.  I have no idea where this came from, but my dolls always had broken arms or legs, were in wheelchairs or needed crutches, or were often sad and in need of advice.

As I grew older, my desire to help lead me to attend Metropolitan State University to study Human Services and receive my bachelor’s degree.  My focus was on children, adolescents, and families. I had the opportunity to work within my community with a school social worker in an elementary school and also as a victim advocate for 3 different police departments. Once I began working with children and families, it solidified for me that attending the University of Denver and receiving a master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in children, adolescents, and families would be the perfect fit.

I am a proud Colorado native but hate the cold and have never skied a day in my life!  I am married and have two boys that keep us busy with school work/activities and competitive sports.  I love to read books and “pretend” that I can cook.  We have 2 dogs and a kitty that thinks he is a dog.  My formal diagnosis is “identity confusion.”  Sometimes it’s difficult to take my “social worker” hat off.  As a family, we love to travel, go out to dinner, go to movies, and watch the Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and of course, the Colorado Rockies!!! 
I enjoy being a part of my client’s journey through the therapeutic process. I see each person as a unique individual who possesses the ability to discover their true self -capable of love, peace, and success.
I enjoy being a part of my client’s journey through the therapeutic process. I see each person as a unique individual who possesses the ability to discover their true self -capable of love, peace, and success.
I have 12 years of experience as a school social worker in a local school district prior to Relate. I can help families navigate the public school system, help with special education needs, and put together an aftercare plan.  I am experienced around family work, such as reintegration/clarification therapy, co and parallel parenting, court ordered therapy, social services cases, victim centered cases, and concerns around blended families. Helping people to get through severe trauma, such as abuse, grief, and loss, is important to me. I like creating a new norm for children who demonstrate acting out behaviors, who feel bullied, experience self-harm, and are experiencing high anxiety or depression and have worked in residential treatment programs in the past.
As a therapist, I can focus on the systems within my client’s life that are a source of strength and an avenue towards inner growth and wisdom. I strongly believe that clients have the desire and strength to work through difficult and painful issues. They thrive with a caring and knowledgeable therapist that helps them to feel empowered to change and heal.
As a therapist, I can focus on the systems within my client’s life that are a source of strength and an avenue towards inner growth and wisdom. I strongly believe that clients have the desire and strength to work through difficult and painful issues. They thrive with a caring and knowledgeable therapist that helps them to feel empowered to change and heal.