relational hurts
relational healing

Ciao, I'm Natalia.

Many clients come to work with me at a time in their lives when they feel stuck due to trauma, intense loss or a major life transition. In these times, the people in our lives may not always know how to help and we may feel horrendously disconnected – from ourselves, our environments, and our lives. This can be such a painful place to be. And we don’t have to go it alone.

My expertise is in working with survivors of childhood abuse, domestic, and sexual violence. If this work has taught me anything, it’s taught me this: there is more hope, possibility, and power when we work together to bring about change. Whatever kind of change that may be.

What I love most about working with survivors is fiercely holding hope while delicately encouraging the sparks of change at a time that can be so dark.

In case you’re wondering, I don’t scare easily and I don’t run out of hope because I am a trauma survivor myself. This is what I was born into. I know what it’s like to feel the shame, disempowerment, solitude, helplessness and overwhelm that goes along with experiencing trauma. I also went through one hell of a quarter-life crisis.

And I came through the other end. Having regained a sense of power in my life, I am driven to share that with other people to help them find their own way through.

providing psychotherapy to survivors is how i advocate for social change

Learning to be real with ourselves, to love ourselves, and to find a way to overcome our own painful experiences allows us to lead our lives with love. Rather than hate. Don’t we need more of this in the world right now?

Another thing I have learned along the way is that we are a hell of a lot more resilient than we think we are. It’s not just me, it’s ALL of us. We are designed to survive. And no two experiences affect us the same way, nor do we respond to the same kind of experience the same way every time. This is something I love sharing with clients.

This leads me back to you.

I am not here to fix you, save you, tell you how to run your life, or assume that your experiences would be just like my experiences. I am here to create a space to help you tune into your core self and unravel the riddles of your life.

Because, deep within you are your own unique solutions for overcoming this.

That’s the key. And I can help.

in short

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IDENTITIES

Natalia Amari, LCSW
She/Her
Latinx
Queer

Feisty Survivor of
Intergenerational Trauma

Trailer Park Kid Who
Changed Her Stars
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I HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME

trauma
domestic & sexual violence
family of origin challenges
life transitions
identity-related concerns
grief/loss
depression
anxiety
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APPROACHES

DEEP
attachment-based
relationally-focused
interpersonal neurobiology
intersectional feminist
somatic experiencing
brainspotting
narrative/creative
mindfulness
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LICENSURE

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW #63383

Administered by:
Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
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EDUCATION

Master of Social Work
University of Michigan
2010-2012

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
2004-2008

KIND WORDS

"I have been able to utilize the resources here to help ensure that I am on, and stay on, a healthy path. Natalia was always professional. I have really appreciated working with her as she has been extremely responsive, flexible, and able to devise other techniques and tactics in the sessions. This has been the first time I have truly felt that I was able to have a co-working experience and a hands-on approach in therapy.”
Fierce & Beautiful Human Being
Former Client, Age 27