NATALIE BOWMAN, MA, LAC
Psychotherapy & Christian Trauma Therapy
Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by. I am a psychotherapist who offers general counseling and Christian trauma therapy. I totally get that looking for a therapist can feel daunting and overwhelming. Let’s figure out if I’m the right fit for your counseling needs.
What’s Going On?
- Looking for EMDR therapy to address trauma?
- Do you want Christian trauma therapy?
- Are you a mom struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety?
- Are you a woman struggling in your marriage and need to talk things through?
- Do you have a history of childhood abuse or complex trauma?
- Struggling with dissociation? Diagnosed with a dissociative disorder? DID?
- Is anxiety or panic causing issues in your life, relationships, or at work?
- Would you prefer to receive Christian counseling?
- Do you prefer in person therapy?
- Have you been spiritually wounded?
- Are you a young woman navigating adulthood, college, or a career?
If any of these speak to the heart of the issue you’re facing, I can help! I am an Arizona licensed counselor and offer psychotherapy and Christian trauma therapy. I offer in person counseling at Joshua Tree Counseling in Tucson. I use an integrative therapy approach that is part cognitive (traditional talk therapy and mindfulness), part experiential (EMDR, IFS, and attachment-based) and part body-based (somatic psychology).
My Christian faith (John 3:16) is central to who I am as a person, therapist, wife, and mother. If this is as important to you as it is to me, I provide counseling and trauma therapy from a Christian perspective, incorporating Scripture, prayer, and a Biblical worldview into your treatment. When faith is not your cup of tea or if you’ve been spiritually wounded to the point where you prefer to receive non-faith based counseling or trauma therapy, I will do so with compassion, nonjudgement, and integrity.
Hello! I'm Natalie.
Let me introduce myself. I’m Natalie Bowman, a licensed associate counselor (LAC) in Tucson, Arizona who helps young adults and women struggling with the damaging effects of trauma, dissociation, anxiety, and postpartum depression find holistic healing and move in the direction of thriving in life and relationships.
I have experience working with teens and adults and have provided both Biblical/Christian counseling, Christian trauma therapy, and traditional non-faith-based psychotherapy. As a therapist, my greatest joy is coming alongside women who desire healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. I offer a safe and validating, non-judgmental space to process emotions and heal the pain from the past.
As a Christian, I view life, relationships, and pain through a Christian, Biblical lens. I personally believe that God created us mind, body, and soul which is why I gravitate towards the use of a holistic approach to counseling, helping clients see how trauma, anxiety and depression affect us on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. I can help you bring healing & awareness to each of these areas. I am comfortable and confident using God’s word to help you navigate your life, relationships, and emotional pain and suffering and help you seek to understand the truth of who God says you are at a deep core level.
However – I also understand that not everyone holds the same spiritual or religious views and I am also comfortable and confident in my ability to create a safe space for all clients to feel seen, accepted, and validated in their worth and dignity.
- Christian Counseling
- Trauma Therapy
- Christian Trauma Therapy
- Postpartum Depression Counseling
- EMDR Therapy
- Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy
- Young Adults 17-23
- Women 23+
- Trauma Survivors
Trauma & Complex Trauma
Trauma affects us mind, body, spirit & soul, and therefore needs to be treated holistically. When trauma occurs in our developmental years, it can become complex and tangled into our present-day struggles. You could be triggered and not know why. Your relationships might be suffering because of the pain you carry. You might be spending a great deal of time avoiding any reminders of your past that you can’t live in the present.
I use an integrative approach in trauma counseling, making space for the mind, body, and soul to heal. I offer Christian trauma therapy to client who request the integration of faith and counseling.
I have a special place in my heart for moms navigating the new world of parenthood. I can help you navigate the often uncertain waters of becoming a new mom, especially if your story includes postpartum depression or anxiety. I draw from both personal and professional experience to help you know that you’re not alone. It can feel so confusing to be so excited and grateful for motherhood and depressed at the same time.
I can help you navigate your changed world, your new role, and the impact these are having on your relationships. Let’s partner together to decrease your depression and gain insight and understanding.
Christian Counseling Tucson
Christian Trauma Therapy
I provide Christian counseling and Christian trauma therapy to anyone for whom the Christian faith is important to be incorporated into counseling. I am deeply grieved for those who have been wounded by Christians or by people in the church and wish to come alongside of you if this is your story.
Whether we’re addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, or dissociation, I want to help you gain a deeper sense and understanding of who God says you are and bask in his love for you exactly where you’re at. Let’s let the Lord to bring healing & freedom to your soul.
Dissociation & DID
Dissociation is a term that may or may not be familiar to you but if you’ve experienced complex trauma, especially sexual abuse, you likely used this as a survival skill. I can help you understand this very normal and quite amazing response to trauma. Did you know that your brain is wired to protect yourself from overwhelming traumatic experiences?
On the extreme end of the dissociative continuum is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I have experience treating DID and working with complex inner systems of parts of self.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression can have a paralyzing effect on a person’s life and can be brought on by a variety of situations, events, and life circumstances. I can help you find the root of the problem and learn new coping skills so you can thrive and not just survive this life. When faith is important to you, we can look at anxiety and depression through a Biblical lens and without shame and blame.
I particularly love working with young women in the 18 to early-20s range, as well as those who are navigating the entrance into adulthood, leaving home, transitioning into or out of college, and anyone struggling to have healthy relationships and boundaries. This population is near and dear to my heart and absolutely love that I get to offer you a safe space to navigate the complexities and questions that arise as you grow up and step out into life on your own.
EMDR THERAPY TUCSON
“EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories” (EMDRIA, 2023).
EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing is an evidence-based treatment of trauma and PTSD. It often yield results faster than traditional talk therapy.
I am an EMDR trained therapist and offer this type of therapy for clients who are interested.
Schedule, Location & Fees.
I currently work part-time at Joshua Tree Counseling Joshua Tree has cozy and healing vibes that you feel from the moment you walk in. We even have a quiet Recovery Cove available for you when you’ve had a particularly difficult session and need some time before you leave. Our friendly office manager Kelly is always available to answer basic questions and help with scheduling and billing.
- Monday: 10am-6pm
- Wednesday (AM only): 9am-12pm
- Friday: 10am-6pm
Joshua Tree Counseling
7522 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 308-4999 call
(520) 314-1994 text
(520) 844-8139 fax
Private Pay Fee: $115/hr
*counseling hr is 55 minutes
I accept all major credit cards, HSA cards, and cash for payment. Insurance is not accepted at Joshua Tree. Superbills are provided which you can submit to your insurance as part of your out-of-network benefits and request reimbursemnt.
Good Faith Estimate
Under a law passed in January 2022 called the No Surprises Act, health care providers must provide clients who don’t have insurance or who do not plan on using insurance an estimate of the bill for requested services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your most recent Good Faith Estimate (GFE), you can dispute the bill. At Joshua Tree Counseling, GFEs are provided to your through the secure client portal. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.