Natalie Millman is a trained Guided Autobiography Instructor, certified by USC professors at the Birren Center for Guided Autobiography and Life Review. She is also a member of the Association of Personal Historians and the National Association of Social Workers.
Natalie was born in Whittier, Southern California. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in social work from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to New York City in 2012 to pursue graduate studies in Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work; Natalie is currently working on a CASAC credential and will graduate with an MSW in Spring 2014. Natalie plans to pursue clinical licensure in psychotherapy (LCSW-R).
Natalie began to develop an interest in personal life stories in her childhood. Engaging in meaningful relationships with her teachers and her elders has always been important to her. Fascinated by human nature and psychology, Natalie has pursued hundreds of hours of extracurricular training, attending professional seminars at the Carl Jung Institute of Los Angeles, the Asheville Jung Institute, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Carl Jung Foundation of New York, and Narativ, Inc., amongst other institutions. Her creative approach to social justice efforts have won her acclaim from organizations such as KABC7 News, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, and other institutions.
When she’s not studying or working with client personal history projects through her business, Your Story, Your Way LLC, Natalie works on creative writing projects, practices classical piano and viola, attends lectures and conferences on psychoanalysis and narrative studies, and reads memoirs. She is engaged in social justice advocacy efforts, including those related to older adults, the disabled, and the homeless. She is working on two major publications: a) she is writing her memoirs about her journey to become a social worker, and b) she is heading a collaborative book project called “Advocating Creatively” (more info at advocatingcreatively.com).