About me

Hello! My name is Natasha Moonka. I am second-generation Indian American who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have lived across the US before calling Seattle my home. After over a decade working at big Tech companies (Google, Expedia, Realtor.com, etc.), and struggling with perfectionist driven burnout, anxiety and depression, I realized I found more fulfillment and passion in learning and teaching others about mental health.

My dual identity as an Indian American led me to explore cultural identity issues and family dynamics to heal my own childhood wounds and solidify my own values and identity in the pursuit of peace. I would love to help you start to do the same and am honored to help provide representation for underserved populations in the field of mental health. I believe the families we come from, the community we are raised in and the cultural influence that surround us all matter in creating our sense of self.

My style is warm and approachable but direct. I integrate solutions focused skills to help you find short-term relief while we work through and explore deeper beliefs and challenges to improve your quality of life. I believe this approach helps you create both immediate as well as lasting change.

 
My Approach
I specialize in addressing a range of issues including bi-cultural family of origin dynamics, immigrant identity issues, perfectionism, burnout, work/life balance, complex and childhood trauma, and racial trauma and identity exploration.

My therapeutic approach integrates Narrative Therapy and Relational Cultural Theory with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), maintaining a strong commitment to racial justice and culturally informed therapy. I am particularly passionate about serving marginalized individuals who often lack representation in the mental health field. Together, we can navigate these challenges, fostering healing and personal growth in a supportive and understanding environment.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: MC6154883

License State/Territory: Washington

Date License Granted: June 2, 2024

Years in Practice: 1

Additional Credentials:

LMHCA via Washington State

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling via Lamar University

EMDR trained through EMDRIA

Insurance Plans: None

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Older Adults
Groups
Session Types
Online
Specialities

Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, EMDR and Cultural Relational are all theories I use in my practice. My areas of focus are:

  • Exploring marginalized identities of all types
  • Understanding AAPI individuals, immigrants and children of immigrants
  • Processing Intergenerational, childhood and complex trauma
  • Overcoming Perfectionism, Workplace Stress, Anxiety and Burnout
  • Learning skills to sooth difficult bi-cultural dynamics and adult family conflict
  • Supporting Big Life Transitions
  • Providing unconditional positive regard, space to grieve and radical acceptance