Natalie Grierson, MS, LSW, LPCC-S

Natalie Grierson, MS, LSW, LPCC-S headshot

Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio, Supervision Endorsement (LPCC-S)
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Ohio

Area of Focus:

  • Treating anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • Evidenced-based treatments for mental health conditions including but limited to psychotic disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, somatic symptom and related disorders, and personality disorders
  • Crisis counseling for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and severe mental health conditions
  • Humanistic and wellness orientations to mental health counseling
  • Counselor education and supervision

Education:

  • PhD Candidate (ABD), Counselor Education and Supervision, Walden University
  • MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wright State University
  • BA Psychology and BA Social Work, Ohio University

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Professional Background

Natalie Grierson is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor (LPCC-S) who has worked in the mental health field since 2014. She began her career in social work, working in school-based, in-home, and behavioral health inpatient settings. In these settings, Natalie provided therapy for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing mental health conditions and connected them with community resources. After receiving her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling, Natalie worked in outpatient counseling settings such as non-profit and private practice. She gained valuable experience working with clients of all ages presenting with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, and difficulty coping with life transitions.

In 2018, Natalie started her private practice, Grierson Counseling. While she continues to see clients with diverse needs, she specializes in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, such as hoarding disorder and body-focused repetitive behaviors. Natalie also commonly treats anxiety conditions, such as panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety. Additionally, she continues to work in a behavioral health inpatient unit where individuals are admitted for issues such as suicide attempts, homicidal ideation, psychosis, mania, and severe mental health conditions that have significantly impacted their functioning.

In addition to being a counselor, Natalie is passionate about training current and future professionals in the mental health field. She is a clinical supervisor for licensed professional counselors in Ohio and an adjunct instructor at Wright State University in the graduate counseling program. She enjoys teaching students at various stages of the program, including introductory courses and fieldwork experiences. Natalie’s approach is student and clinician-centered to meet individuals’ diverse learning styles and professional developmental levels. Additionally, Natalie offers consultation services to mental health providers working with OCD and related disorders. She frequently gives presentations on this topic in her local community to increase awareness and advocate for improved evidence-based practices.
Natalie enjoys conducting research studies and writing articles relevant to mental health practices. Specifically, her research interests include studies to reduce stigma in the mental health field and increase awareness about effective therapeutic practices. Natalie’s humanistic approach, diverse experiences, and valuable knowledge regarding mental health conditions continue to fuel her passion and enthusiasm regarding the future of the mental health field.