Natalie Sum, LPC


Natalie received a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois where she works at The Art of Living Counseling Center.  Natalie knows healing relationships and engaging life requires being fully embodied, not just mentally aware.

 Natalie is sensitive to the fact that harm often occurs in both dramatic and subtle ways – personally, culturally, and collectively, particularly with marginalized individuals. She understands systems and the unique harm that can often occur in a rigid or dogmatic environment. 

Natalie previously worked in full-time Christian ministry, corporate settings, and as a high school English teacher. She is an activator and enjoys instructing others in honing their own engagement skills. She has been a group facilitator in various settings for decades. 

In her free time, Natalie enjoys savoring a meal out with her wife, as well as biking, writing, hiking, and cooking scrumptious meals with friends.