Natasha is a native of Connecticut, raised in Bridgeport. Natasha's love for God, the community, and God's people is evident in her interactions with others. Natasha has always had a heart for the community. Being raised in a family who considered it a privilege to serve, Natasha grew fond of helping anyone in need.
Natasha served on the leadership team of the Nia Alliance, a grassroots initiative with the desire to raise awareness among the Black community about the impact of HIV/AIDS. Natasha also served on the wisdom council for the Women and Girls Working Group. The Women & Girls Working Group raises awareness on issues that impact women and girls globally. Natasha is a member Iota Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
Natasha is an avid social services practitioner and advocate. Natasha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working primarily with Black women. During Natasha's professional career, she has advocated and provided counseling services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Natasha also provides capacity building and leadership training and development for non-profit organizations. Additionally, Natasha is a motivational speaker and consultant. Natasha is dedicated to serving the marginalized and underserved populations.
Natasha is the owner and lead clinician at Heart to Heart Counseling, LLC providing culturally competent individual and family therapy. Uplift. Empower. Encourage. These three words define Natasha's life mission.
In 2014, Natasha was licensed to preach the Gospel at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church. Natasha is a third-generation preacher, following in the footsteps of her mother, Rev. Nancy Kingwood-Small and her grandparents, the late, Rev. Samuel Gary, and
Missionary Sara Jane Gary.
Natasha holds an associate degree in Business Management, Bachelor's Degree in Human Service (Cum Laude), and a Master's degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Natasha holds a PhD in Human and Social Services. Natasha's research interests are Black women and mental health services.
Natasha's greatest desire is to be an effective vessel for God. Natasha is the mother of two sons: Mondre and Courtney, Jr.