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My goal is to help others create positive life change, through a healthy counseling approach. We are all from different walks of life trying to find answers and healthy ways to thrive. The journey of discovery is where we truly grow!”

Natalie West Southward

Director, Counselor & Qualified Supervisor

Natalie is the founder and Director of Life Transformation Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Religion from Southeastern University.

Natalie has over 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Natalie offers 5hr an 8hr Individual and/or Marital Intensives. Natalie specializes in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Brainspotting (BSP), helping clients move through and heal from their trauma and loss. She is also trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and is a Gottman “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and “Bringing Baby Home” Educator, specializing in evidence-based couples therapy based on over 40 years of marital research. She also has extensive experience counseling individuals, families, adolescents, and couples using an integrated approach of Biblical truths (if desired by client) and researched-based clinical treatment. Natalie has a passion for others and believes she is called to be an agent of change in the lives of those she serves.

***Natalie also offers 5-hour and 8-hour intensive style therapy sessions for individuals and/or couples. If you are interested, please contact LTC for more information.***

In addition to her work as a counselor, Natalie enjoys speaking at various organizations, including schools, community groups and churches. She has presented on a variety of topics, including:

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Codependency and recovery

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Addiction

  • Physical, emotional, relational and sexual health

  • Healthy communication and conflict resolution for couples and families

  • Porn Addiction

  • Understanding the armor of God

  • Empowerment of women to be who God has called them to be

  • Abortion Recovery


Natalie welcomes the opportunity to be a speaker for your next event! She is highly respected in her field as a community educator. She has over 25 years of speaking engagement experience at various community events, conferences, and fundraisers. She is a gifted motivational speaker and desires to help others thrive.


In her personal life, Natalie is married to her best friend Eric. They have two daughters, 26 and 10 years old, and a 8-year-old son. Having faced many challenging life situations of her own, Natalie believes that one of her greatest strengths is the ability to relate to others going through life hurts and struggles. It is her fundamental belief that positive changes can result from a healthy counseling approach. She serves clients at any stage of their spiritual walk and is fully trained to counsel from a Biblical perspective.

Certification and Education

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida (License MH13104)

  • State Approved Qualified Supervisor

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

  • Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)

  • Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

  • Brainspotting Practitioner

  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

  • Minor in Sociology and Religion

  • Certified Creating a Responsible Thinker (CART) trainer/facilitator


  • Clinical Trauma Training

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy

  • Brainspotting

  • Prepare/Enrich

  • Gottman Couples Therapy: Levels 1, 2, and 3

  • Seven Principles Educator

  • Bringing Baby Home Educator

  • Prepare Enrich Facilitator

  • Grief Support

  • Abortion Recovery

  • Soul Healing Love curriculum

  • Domestic Violence 

  • Courses in Counseling and Addiction Studies

  • Women and Co-occurring Disorders

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Control of Aggression Techniques

Speaking Engagements

  • MOPS

  • Crossover Church, Idlewild Baptist Church, Bridgewater Church, Oak Grove Church

  • Celebrate Recovery

  • Local High Schools and Middle Schools in Pasco and Hillsborough County

  • Life Care Pregnancy Center

  • Community events

  • Chosen Voices: Chosen@813 Podcast

  • The Priceless Journey (TPJ)

  • Kickass Couples Nation (Podcast)

  • Spirit FM (The Big Big House Morning Show guest appearances)

  • Guest appearances on local FB live discussions and Local Podcasts



Get started with Natalie today!

Phone(813) 575-8199

$180 per 50min

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