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.

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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!!! 
Life after transitions, such as trauma, divorce, and loss, are hard. There is so much confusion. You might not know your new role, you might miss your old role, and you might just feel totally and completely at a loss. I’ve worked with reintegration cases, court-ordered therapy, victim-centered cases, and with blended families and co-parenting cases. I can help you navigate these systems, feel empowered to address the changes in your life, and become your true self on the other side of this journey.
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.
  • IEP & 504 experience in school setting
  • Victim-centered cases
  • Play therapy
Children are not small adults. They might not have the language or the skills to address anxiety, depression, or bullying. They may demonstrate behavior that may be called “acting out,” engage in self-harm, or do things that you, as a parent, don’t understand or find upsetting. It’s terrifying to watch your child suffer and not know what to do or how to help. I can be the missing piece of the puzzle that helps bring connection back to the family. Your family can heal and work through this, even if you need some help along the way.
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.