Emily Natale, Create Art & Wellness (she/her)

Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Accepting Clients

I'm a compassionate and active, art therapist who moves deeply into issues, so you can learn to change your life patterns and truly thrive.

Art Therapist in Providence, RI

About My Clients

Do you know what your patterns are, but just can't seem to change? Have you had therapists before who just didn't go deep enough? Or they only listened when you wanted feedback? My clients often seek me out when they are overwhelmed and experiencing multiple transitions. They often feel lost, stuck, or that something is blocking them from making changes in their life. Many come fearful of abandonment, need a place to let out bottled up emotions, and want to make sense of their life experiences.

My Background and Approach

Change happens from the inside - out. Together, you and I identify what is underneath your problems. We work to take down outdated internal programming and self limiting beliefs. This paves the way for you to be your true self and align with a new reality. No more self doubt or judgement. I use imagery, breathing, color, sensation, and movement. This is different than traditional talk therapy. I use these elements to help our brains process information. It's an "experiential" approach which allows you to not just understand, but actually embody a new way of being. Others have described me as gentle, direct, supportive, reflective, creative, playful, transparent & open. I am a natural helper & deeply care about those I work with. Professionally trained at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA for both undergraduate (2007) & graduate degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Art Therapies (2011). I study a variety of art mediums, neuroscience & practice cultural humility.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

There are many ways to heal and it can look different at different times in one's life. I love being able to offer expressive experiences for people and have witnessed how art making can enhance our experience of life (no skill needed). I've also learned how the brain-body-mind processes information and utilize neuroscience to help inform and target the work my clients and I do. This helps me facilitate very deep healing focused on integration (which is at the root of wellness.) It is possible to heal and re-train one's nervous system in order to allow more love, creativity, and joy in your daily life. It is possible to be more grounded, more compassionate towards yourself, and allow yourself to rest. I engage with the women’s movement, suicide awareness, eco/environmental & sustainability practices & the student debt crisis. I ally with LGBTQ+ and BLM. I actively embrace all cultures and practice cultural humility.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Taoism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $195 - 250/session


401-240-4540 Email Emily Natale,
35 South Angell St
Providence, RI 02906

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