Natalie Spautz (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I'm Natalie. I'm so glad you found me. I specialize in couples and financial therapy. Reach out and we'll set up a phone call to begin.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

About My Clients

I see many couples who have been to therapy before and found it useful to a point where they felt okay and decided to end, but now noticing some patterns still need more work on a deeper level. Or it's their first time in therapy and they've been thinking about attending for a while now for premarital work, creating healthy relational security or conflict management. They're often interested in learning communication skills, developing self awareness and creating more fulfilling relationships.

My Background and Approach

Always having been interested and passionate about healing since I was a teenager, I started volunteering as a peer and crisis counselor over two decades ago. That led me to seek formal training and education in clinical psychology in 2009. I seek healing inspiration from many sources including personal experiences, meditation, formal education, mentors, therapists, colleagues, books, art and film. I understand healing takes many forms and is possible when we create the conditions for it. As a result, I have come to strongly believe in the power of corrective experiences in relationships for healing- and from this belief I offer depth attachment work for couples and long term work with individuals. My practice and capacity as a healer has been deepened by racial awareness, cultural responsiveness and inclusive compassion. I'm committed to my own work of unlearning harmful biases and doing my own healing in service to my communities and patients who I feel blessed to be able to support.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in inclusive compassion that supports both healing for ourselves and collectively. I identify as an ally to BIPOC, the LGBTQIA community, Immigrants, people of all sizes, abilities and neurotypes. I'm social justice oriented, and when working together I welcome decolonization work, exploring identity work, healing from white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal wounding and working deeply in our relationship to find liberation. When working with couples I welcome talking through differences in identity to determine how those differences may impact each partner's ability to understand, empathize and support each other. I also see our ability to do relational healing as innately connected to our ability to empathize with ourselves. When doing financial therapy I find it important to discern between external forces outside of our control in our financial circumstance and internalized beliefs that harm or limit ourselves in that journey toward financial wellness.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $225 - 365/session


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5665 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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