Natalia Amari, LMSW

Supervised by Mary B. Mattis, LCSW

Hello! I am Natalia Amari. It is my passion to help people cultivate their inner badass to help them grow from life’s stressors and traumas. Through my work and life experience, I have a deep appreciation for the fact that the strengths that help us in the face of the bigger crises can also help us with the smaller everyday life stressors, and vice versa. Working with trauma is about working with life.

My expertise is in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence. I have advocated for survivors on crisis lines, in a shelter, after an acute assault, as well as at the state level at the Oregon Coalition. My experience rests largely in providing psychotherapy to survivors in agency and private practice settings.

Feminist/multiculturalist, trauma-informed, relational, body-oriented and creative modalities are the foundation of my therapeutic approach. ​I have also done intensive training with Candyce Ossefort-Russell in a modality called DEEP. It’s a fusion of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment focus, trauma resolution, body-oriented​ modalities, depth psychology and experiential psychotherapy. You can learn more here:

What this looks like in real time is that you will be seen for your unique strengths and I will help you see them too. You will be seen in the socio-political context of wherever you grew up and where we live now. Our therapeutic relationship will be the medium of our work. We will work gently through a stage based approach to ensure safety and adequate resource building before delving into the hardest parts of the trauma(s). We may even have fun or get creative at times, because that’s an important part of maintaining a safe, proactive, collaborative therapeutic relationship.

If you would like to learn more about how I work or if you would like to book a complimentary consultation, please visit my website

You can also book a consultation by emailing me at or calling/texting 512-920-5317.