Founder & Executive Director
Nathalie holds a master’s degree is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts the founding university for expressive arts therapies. She is a professional member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association [IEATA] and the European Federation of Art Therapy [EFAT]. While most of her life was spent cross-culturally, the last eight years were in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine is home for Nathalie.
Nathalie has over a decade of clinical experience working with groups, individuals, and families within a variety of settings as well as cultures. Nathalie’s expertise is in working with individuals facing challenges related to self-worth, acculturation, displacement, complex trauma, crisis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, family conflict, and interpersonal difficulties. Nathalie founded and directs First Aid of the Soul which offers free psychosocial and emotional support services to those being affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“Ukraine is and will always be my home, my heart” (quote from the Founder).
Nathalie’s spouse is Ukrainian, and they both have many dear friends, family, and loved ones there now that are being tremendously affected by the recent atrocities from Russia's war against Ukraine.
Moreover, Ukraine needs our support, your support now more than ever.