Read below to see what questions they were asked and how they may be able to help you!
- Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where do you call home?
I grew up in what I call the triangle of Davis, Woodland, and Sacramento. I identify as a queer, gender-expansive femme, of Mexican descent. I use they/them/she/her pronouns. I am a therapist at Love Heal Grow, a group private practice in midtown Sacramento/
- Why did you become a therapist?
I went into mental health because of so many reasons. I have utilized mental health services to some degree throughout my life. I want to offer folks the same space to heal and grow in that I was provided by others. I have also always been fascinated by human behavior and human sexuality.
- What do you love the most about your job?
Just being a part of people’s journey. It really is such a privilege to support folks with building thriving relationships with themselves and others.
- Why is putting mental health first important, especially in LGBTQIA+ communities?
The reality is that folks from these communities often face things like discrimination, violence, stigma and bias of all forms. Because of this they are at higher risk of mental health challenges.
- Please talk about the importance of representation in the health field for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
Another reason that I was drawn to this field is because of the lack of representation in the bipoc communities, especially those whose primary focus is working with gender, sexuality, and relationship diverse clients. The therapeutic process is challenging. Opening up to someone for some folks can be challenging. So much of the work is the therapist mirroring back a client’s experience. There is something comforting about the person holding the mirror looking like you.
Hi, I’m Natalie Delfin, therapist for individuals and couples at Love Heal Grow Counseling.
You can experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships! I’m here to support you.
You can read more about me or schedule an appointment here: About Natalie