About Natalie

About Natalie, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

I am a Artist, Counselor Equine Assisted Mental Health practitioner and Art Therapist and I help women who struggle with depression, anxiety and trauma unhook from those old emotional patterns and create extraordinary lives, but my clients would tell you that my real expertise is helping them discover their hidden creative gifts that this illness was covering up.”

aboutmedicinehorse_counselor_natalie I am dedicated to  helping women heal and overcome grief and trauma, assisting women in unlocking their potential and realizing their dreams by focusing on concerns particular to women; from adolescence to old age, such as body image, care taking, career and family balance, relationships, sexual abuse and self-care.  

With over 25 years experience in the healing arts, I began my career as a massage therapist and more recently as a counselor, equine assisted mental health professional and art therapist.

As a therapist, I’ve had the honor of supporting of teens, individuals and families. Art and Horses are a focal point of my practice — and a huge part of my life. I have learned that traditional therapeutic techniques have a place in the therapy process and the addition of experiential and psycho-educational methods,  such as art therapy and equine assisted therapy help my clients to grow and thrive. In addition to my art therapy training, I also received a certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) Practitioner Certificate is a post-masters certificate program at the University of Denver for mental health professionals.

Prior opening the Medicine Horse Center, I used art therapy in the Cross Roads School with children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders to help soothe their anxiety and fear. I used art to help families living with domestic violence and women recovering from sexual violence to discover new ways of communicating, connecting to themselves and overcome the challenges of trauma.

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Am I a good fit for you? That’s a question we should both take seriously, because finding the right counselor will make a big difference in your comfort level and your success. The best way to find out is to begin a conversation, so please contact me today. Whatever happens, you’ll be one step closer to living a more powerful, passionate, and authentic life.

I encourage you to explore the website and take the next step to a more fulfilling life by scheduling a session. If you would like to learn more about my background and my practice, or explore different ways how we might work together, please contact me today. I look forward to beginning our journey together and helping you to create a life that’s bold, passionate, soulful and filled with joy.

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Photo Credit: Brenda Ahern

I look forward to hearing from you!