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Natalie Akins,  ATR, LPC 

Art Therapist Registered

Licensed Professional Counselor

Owner of Creative Courage Studio LLC, and practicing through Kindred Collective 

Offering art therapy, mindfulness and counseling to individuals ages 10 and older. Natalie has 10 years experience in art therapy and has her national accreditation in art therapy (ATR) art therapist registered. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association.  Natalie has her (LPC) licensed professional counselor license in the state of Missouri. She is a HeartMath certified practitioner. Natalie obtained her Masters of Science in Art Therapy with a concentration in Counseling in 2016 from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. 


Art Therapy is focused on the process and is client directed through choice of materials and art processes or can be therapist directed through assessments and directives that best serves the client's therapeutic goals. This can be a more non-verbal approach to therapy and processing what came up in the artwork together.  Counseling modalities utilized are CBT, mindfulness and skills from DBT (foundationally trained) and a person-centered approach. 

Natalie has experience working with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, LGBTQ+ and coping with life changes. 


Accepts private pay full rate at $100.00 per 55 minute session. Sliding scale is available if needed. A Good Faith Estimate will be given to you once the rate and frequency of sessions has been decided for private pay. Natalie accepts Cigna/Evernorth insurance at this time. 


A free 15-30 minute consultation can be scheduled by emailing or calling 573-238-8819

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