NYCC therapist Natalie Renteria, MHC-I

Natalie Renteria

MHC-I

A first-generation Colombian American and Afro-Latina, Natalie’s therapeutic philosophy is deeply rooted in her familial connection to holistic healing practices. With an ancestral lineage of attunement to the earth and indigenous folk medicine, Natalie has cultivated this inheritance to honor and foster the human mind, body, and spirit.

Growing up in an intergenerational home, Natalie was immersed in a rich tapestry of cultures and familial dynamics. She played a vital role in bridging linguistic and cultural gaps as the first person in her family to speak English. Natalie was also the first person in her family to earn Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, all of which she did with honors.

After earning awards and leadership positions in undergrad, Natalie worked in various capacities at the intersection of documentary filmmaking and youth empowerment before returning to graduate school. To find relief from physical and mental health challenges, Natalie founded Earth Mother Medicine and organizes healing circles.

As a multimedia artist, Natalie finds solace and expression in mixed media paintings, photography, videography, poetry, and dance.

Approach & Values

In a world that measures our journey against the benchmarks of others, the quest for self-identity and purpose is daunting. As a personal growth and fulfillment catalyst, Natalie guides clients on a transformative journey through harnessing their unique strengths.

With a holistic approach integrating physical, emotional, social, and spiritual facets, Natalie’s therapeutic methods are rooted in affirmative, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies. Demystifying the intricacies of the human mind paves the way to reach self-actualization.

Natalie perceives vulnerability as an act of courage and recognizes the interconnectedness of mental well-being. She encourages you to embrace the challenges of self-discovery and self-realization to illuminate pathways for flourishing and thriving.

Natalie is fluent in English and Spanish.

Specialties

  • Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, & OCD
  • Depression, Bipolar I &II, & Stress
  • PTSD, Relational Trauma, Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Intergenerational Trauma & Healing Childhood Wounds
  • Somatization & the Mind-Body Connection
  • Relationship Dynamics & Dating Challenges
  • LGBTQI+, Polyamory & other Non-Monogamy
  • Self-Esteem Enhancement & Self-Actualization
  • Immigration, Cultural Identity & Cultural Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Gender-Related Challenges
  • Chronic Pain, Ambiguous Health Struggles & other Medical Conditions
  • Loneliness, Mindfulness, Finding Purpose & Meaning in Life

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