THE BLACK PERSPECTIVE
Natalie Comrie

Natalie Comrie

Natalie Comrie has been providing therapeutic counselling services to children, teens, adults and families for over 15 years. Known for her commitment to relationships, she strives to create safe, nurturing and positive interactions in which individuals can be supported while reaching their full potential.

Natalie provides counselling with an emphasis on: self-esteem, attachment issues, relationship problems, communication repair and self-care. Natalie has a diverse set of skills which aid her in varying the treatment to fit the particular person and situation presented.

She creates a close, supportive relationship in the counseling setting to assist each person in moving forward through: open discussion, the development of personal insight, offering workable suggestions and by arming them with the tools needed to make positive decisions.

In addition, Natalie developed and facilitates a series of workshops for parents, teens and children from her many years of working with families. These workshops allow her to guide families on building strong connections and relationships with the ones they love the most.

Natalie’s  high energy, positive outlook and diverse skills has led her to provide consultation and training to community agencies, schools, and parenting groups, through her company Ask Donna Marie.

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How I Got My Kids To Listen To Me

Saturday, 30 July 2016 07:43
One aspect of parenting that I struggled with the most was getting my children to listen to me all of the time. I would usually have to say things 20 times or raise my voice before they clicked in and followed through with what I asked. It was so frustrating! 
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