Natalie Gidney-Cole, MSW, LCSW

Natalie Gidney-Cole, MSW, LCSW

Natalie is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of professional experience working with individuals, children, adolescents and families. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC at Greensboro and a Master’s Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is currently licensed by the North Carolina Certification and Licensure Board (license C002946). In addition she is certified in financial social work.

Natalie has practiced social work in social service agencies, schools, university and hospitals – including the Duke UMC Child Protection Team (later, Center for Child and Family Health) where she assessed and provided treatment to abused and sexually abused children. Her theoretical base is eclectic – drawing clinical techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family (Systems) Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Natalie’s specialties areas include:

  • Parenting
  • Anxiety, stress and anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma treatment
  • ADHD
  • Financial social work
  • The promotion of positive living through healthy practices

In addition to the Armstrong Center for Hope, Natalie works full time for the Durham Public School system. She is originally from a suburban area outside of Cleveland, Ohio, where she and her family integrated not only the neighborhood but the schools in which she matriculated. Although this did not create a lack of friends for her, she remembers feeling an outsider as a result of discrimination and prejudice that she experienced first-hand. These experiences are some of Natalie’s first memories of vocational calling which has led her into a profession where she now meets with others who themselves have experiences as outsiders. Natalie is divorced and the mother of a much loved fifteen-year-old son, Chris.

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Natalie’s Initiative…



“Cultivating financial prosperity through psychological awareness”


Presented by Natalie R. Gidney-Cole, LCSW, certified financial social worker


  • Do you ever feel as if having more money would solve your troubles?
  • Are you experiencing life transitions that are impacting your finances (job loss, illness, divorce)?
  • Are you motivated to improve your “money mental health?”

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, this group is for you:

During this three part series group participants will:

  • Examine your historical relationship with money
  • Understand the process of change & commit to it
  • Develop a plan for meeting YOUR goals

This therapy group is a great opportunity to receive support, learn coping skills, and change your financial behaviors. It is also economical: you pay $55 per session or a discounted rate of $50 per session when you pay for all 3 by the first session.

For additional information or to preserve your space, please contact the Armstrong Center for Hope at (919) 418-1718. We are located at The Highgate Centre at 5315 Highgate Dr., Suite 102, Durham, NC 27713. You can learn more about our staff and services at