Emily Natale launched Create Art & Wellness, a private therapeutic practice, in 2019 to enhance the emotional healing of her community. She believes in and facilitates the use of the embodied, expressive arts for whole-being healing - supporting individuals as they grow towards wholeness and trusting in their own innate wisdom.
neuroscience and education
intersectional framework of cultures - inclusion and equity
curiosity & collaboration
Anxiety & trauma
Emily enjoys collaboration and actively cultivates relationships with others to offer unique workshops and groups. She also partners with schools and other organizations to help design and implement expressive and/or mental health based curriculum.
Emily Natale, LMHC ATR
Licensed Mental Health Clinican
Registered Art Therapist
Individual & Group Therapist
Morgan Johnston, MA MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist
Emily believes everyone is able to access their own innate healing through creative methods. She supports her clients by offering art therapy, mindfulness, breath-work, and somatic techniques. She offers a sacred space and time, as well as caring support, for folks to do their healing work.
Emily formally studied expressive art therapy and mental health counseling for her undergraduate & graduate degrees. Both were obtained at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Most of her art training was done at Art Institute of Boston & Lorezno di Medici in Florence, Italy. She continues to deepen her practice and learn new mediums.
She is certified in applied polyvagel theory for yoga therapy, has taken yoga for emotional health and healing intensive training, and continues to study and deepen her practice of the neurobiology of interpersonal healing within the expressive arts.
She's also spent time working in project management, entrepreneurship /innovation, hospitality & research. She values learning & continues to develop new techniques, methods, & enjoys staying connected to research. Her personal time is often spent gardening, reading, playing games, swimming and yoga, being in the forest or at the sea, watching movies, sharing laughs with loved ones, and of course- creating!
Morgan holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University. She has gotten to work with individuals and groups of all ages on a range of physical and emotional goals in substance abuse centers, schools for adults and children with developmental disabilities, memory care units for older adults, and LGBTQ+ and college partial hospital programs.
Morgan embodies a balance of warmth and depth in her relationships with those she works with and takes a humanistic approach to therapy by seeing it as a collaborative process. She enjoys integrating other expressive arts therapies like poetry, movement, and art in addition to music to support those she works with in finding their personal emotional languages and moving towards their personal definition of wellness.
Ultimately, Morgan holds dear the statement by Michelangelo that the sculpture already exists within the block of stone and the sculptor merely needs to chip away at it— Let’s chip away together at the challenges you are facing to reveal the authentic self that already exists within you!