Natalie Engler, LICSW

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Natalie

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

It can take courage to come to therapy. Whatever brings you in the door, I will meet you with warmth, empathy, and humor, and take an active role in helping you reach your goals. My approach is holistic, focusing on the mind, body, energy, & spirit, and my clinical focus is helping to heal the imprints of individual, ancestral, and collective trauma and restoring the flow of intuition and love that is our birthright. My EMDR (and EMDR 2.0) sessions incorporate Internal Family Systems (IFS), as well as body-based practices such as Emotional Freedom Technique (“tapping”), Somatic Experiencing, and Yoga. I have found that these approaches, when provided within a calm, safe and trusting relationship, open a doorway to deep and compassionate inner listening, which allows for new of patterns of thinking, feeling, and being vibrantly human. I have also completed advanced training in a model of healing called Family & Systemic Constellations, which recognizes that many of our deepest struggles may not have started with us but rather are unconscious ways of balancing trauma that occurred in our lineage or our cultures. By combining Constellations with EMDR and IFS, I offer the opportunity to disentangle from generational patterns and release burdens from the past that can make it difficult to be fully yourself in the present.

Education & Experience

I got my bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and my MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200), Certified Wellness Coach, and Usui Reiki Level II practitioner. I am also Certified in Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), a hands-on healing modality, which can offer a safe and gentle way to clear blocked energy, facilitate healing from injury or illness, and integrate life-changing experiences.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), Climate Psychology Alliance of North America (CPA-NA).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • UnitedHealth

Point32 (Tufts + Harvard Pilgrim) and Out of Network