I have experience working on interdisciplinary teams to provide therapy and have seen the benefits of having multiple sources of input. I believe that the more collaboration there is, the better. If there is anyone you feel should be involved in your treatment, such as your primary care physician or psychiatrist, I am excited to work as a team to provide the best care possible.
Therapy is not one size fits all. Therapy should be tailored to your needs and what you need from therapy may change as you change. If you have an idea of therapy that you don’t like, you’ve had a bad experience, or you know exactly what you want, these are things I hope you’ll tell me so that I can provide you with the best experience possible. Please reach out to me at email@example.com or at 716-202-8428 to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to talk more about how we can work together.
In our first session I’ll ask you questions to learn about why you’re seeking therapy and what your goals for therapy are. There is no pressure to feel like you should have your goals clearly identified before we meet! This is a process we’ll work through together and I see it as my job to help you set achievable goals. Then I’ll make some suggestions about ways we can work on those goals. We’ll continue to assess and modify your goals throughout treatment so that we both have a clear idea of what we’re working towards and so you’re able to see your progress and celebrate your successes.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Persisting health conditions causing significant barriers to daily functioning as well as discrepancies in how society responds to disabilities. Can impact people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and lead to feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and helplessness.
Any kind of pain that lasts three months or more. Can range from mild to severely debilitating and affect a person’s quality of life, sometimes leading to depression, anxiety, isolation, and insomnia.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
PA, LPC, Pc012742
NY, LMHC, 011964-01
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Mary Washington
I am a mom, therapist, writer, and consultant with a passion for dogs, horses, exploring the outdoors, preventative care, and making mental health approachable and accessible to all. In June of 2021, I began working with Sterling Heart Care to teach Healthy Mindset workshops as part of cardiac rehab. Most recently I opened my own practice, Vitality Counseling Center, in order to focus on providing therapy to those who are experiencing a combination of mental and physical symptoms. Having worked on multidisciplinary and community based teams, I recognize the importance of collaboration between providers and members of the client's support system. I have also seen first hand that both patients and healthcare providers grow frustrated by symptoms that do not subside with medical treatment. Often there is a mental health factor preventing improvement that is not being addressed. My goal is to bridge the gap between physical and mental healthcare. I have 6 years of experience working as an outpatient therapist with children through adults including couples and families as an intake coordinator, school based therapist, mental health professional performing community based therapy, and supervisor of the Delaware County Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Team. During that time, I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, life transitions, trauma and PTSD, co-occurring substance use, anger, ADHD, and OCD. To schedule online, visit: https://meetmonarch.com/therapist/natalie-j-fraize-licensed-mental-health-counselor-buffalo-ny
4330 Maple Road, Buffalo, 14226, NY