Natalia Amari LMSW Feminist Therapy Maya Angelou Quote

If you’re here, it’s most likely because something has happened.

You may feel broken. Lost. Vulnerable. Distressed. Maybe you’d even call it traumatized.

You want to put it in the past but you can’t seem to move forward.

Perhaps you walk around tough and armored. Determined not to get hurt, you put a brick wall around your heart. You don’t let anyone in and you don’t let anyone know what you are really going through. You do everything yourself and ask no one for help. It’s exhausting. You feel lonely. But you’re tough.

Or maybe you feel like a total tender-heart, wearing all your emotions under a finely veiled façade. If anyone should scratch the surface it would all come barreling out. It may feel overwhelming and uncontrollable.

Either way, life isn’t this black and white. And this isn’t you.

Psychotherapy is a way out.

Or better yet, a way IN. A way in to YOUR self. A way to be both tough AND tender AND everything else in between. To not be confined to one or the other. To find those shades of gray and all the other colors of the rainbow too.

Psychotherapy is a way to explore the FULL expression of your true self, free yourself from fear and from what has happened before.

To cultivate your sense of self. Your voice. Your POWER. That’s what this is all about.

Curious about my approach? Start here.

F*CK TRAUMA

This thing happened to you, but it is not who you are. Let’s work together so that you can say, “Move over Trauma, there’s a new BOSS in town.”

PROTECTIVE STYLING

We all have our own unique ways of dealing with stress and trauma.

What’s your style?

MEET NATALIA

I’m Natalia and I help other badass babes break free from their pasts and create the lives they wish to lead.

The Latest Real Talk

Legacy of Trauma: It Didn’t Start With You

We repeat what we do not heal.

Trauma is like a legacy.

Trauma Informed as a Way of Being

There’s a lot of talk about being trauma informed. And trainings. I’ve taken a lot of them.
 
By all means, a structured way to learn about common ways people feel safe or unsafe related to specific experiences is important.
 
However, I would caution anyone from getting prescriptive with this kind of information. It’s not simply a laundry list of what to do or not to do – it’s truly a way of being.

Rethinking “No Boundaries”

This past year, I participated in an intensive training called DEEP. DEEP is a fusion of attachment theory, somatic approaches, trauma therapy and depth psychology in an experiential therapeutic approach . And, so much is still sinking in for me.

One of the things I’ve had to rethink in this experience is the idea of having “no boundaries.” We say this a lot – about ourselves, other people, you name it.

KIND WORDS

“Natalia was a fantastic resource to have at my disposal during one of the most difficult transition periods I’ve had in my life. Sometimes I felt like I was too much in control, but that’s silly. Therapy is about me and being free to talk about anything made it easier to see that all of my feelings are valid and important. She helped me get to a point where I can begin to validate my own needs instead of feeling petty when I need something. I’ve never had the pleasure of working with a therapist I liked and respected so much and I wish her all the best in her future.”

- Fierce & Beautiful Human Being

Former Client, Age 22

I'll bring the compass & the map.

You bring the mission.

Together, we’ll unearth the hidden gem that you are.

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