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 services with individuals, families and groups.  Provides therapy for all ages and abilities. Natalie has 10 years of experience in art therapy in a variety of settings. She is a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Missouri Art Therapy chapter. 


Art therapy is focused on the process and can be client directed or through specific directives and assessments recommended by the therapist. Counseling modalities utilized are CBT, DBT and a person-centered approach. Natalie is also a HeartMath certified practitioner. Natalie has experience helping others discover new ways to cope with life changes, stressors or traumatic events. Natalie takes a non-judgemental approach and has worked with individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, LGBTQ and other multicultural issues. 


Accepts private pay full rates at 100.00 per 55 minute session for individuals and families. Group rate is 30.00 per participant. Sliding scale is available if needed. 

A free 30 minute consultation can be possible at 573-238-8819. 


Currently accepting new clients via online sessions.