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We have a relationship to everything in our lives... other people, our careers, lifestyle choices, our own sense of purpose... Yet we cannot expect to have a fulfilling experience here without solidifying a healthy relationship to our own selves-- truly knowing who we are and what we need. Take the steps to grow into a healthier, more grounded, and self-attuned version of yourself, today.

We are not here to hurt.

I am on a mission to provide quality care for the whole person– mind, body, and spirit.


Hi, I’m Natalie Foster, and welcome to True Self Institute! I am so glad you found me. In 2012, I suffered from a crippling experience, a perfect storm of Lyme Disease, spiritual emergency, and the break-up of my six-year relationship. During this time I thought I truly lost myself. Due to a profound spiritual healing, I discovered that we are so much more than we think we are. We can learn to heal our lives, our hearts, and our minds. This can impact our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical selves. All of our parts are worthy of loving attention, and all of our parts can heal!


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If you landed on this page, you’re probably looking to heal, change, or grow in some way. You’re feeling the call or wondering if you should finally receive the support you need. Whatever you have been through or have been doing, it just isn’t working and you’re needing to seek other solutions. Good! Again, I am so happy you are here… you deserve to heal and experience more peace, ease, and joy in your life, health, and relationships. And you don’t have to do it alone… actually we humans naturally do much better with supportive connections! We’re not meant to do it alone.

Despite all apparent circumstances, this could actually be a time of great transformation for you. Psst… here’s a life secret (or not so much!).. Pain will do that to us. My greatest experience of transformation was also my most difficult, intensely painful one. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, for now I can see that darkness is truly where the light enters. It has become my strength, and it is my life’s work and passion to help others access theirs!

By letting go of your old stories and beliefs, and harnessing the power of clarity about what you want, forgiveness, and heart-centered healing, you can create real, lasting, positive change.

We are here to expand ourselves and our limited perspectives— to be open to new beliefs and ideas about who we are and what we are capable of. When we learn how to integrate through forgiveness, acceptance, and letting go, we can begin to heal our lives and relationships, and begin to wake up to the reality of our Truest Self.

I help people do this using two similar, yet definitively different courses of treatment, based on where you are at now, and what you are needing. Those two methods are:

Art Therapy,


Intuitive Mentoring.

Both methods are a commitment to growth through the vehicle of our relationship together. Both are about YOU– an opportunity to help you grow, into a more healthy, peaceful, clear, and constructive version of yourself. I may incorporate different healing modalities in both paths, if you so choose. An intuitive person by nature, and energy-sensitive, I am trained in Usui Holy Fire II Reiki, (a unique style of Reiki which facilitates the integration of Christ-Consciousness energy to heal the mind, body, and soul). I am also trained in a highly specialized and unique practice called Advanced Integrative Therapy, which is an energy and belief-correcting, trauma-informed psychology. I commonly use other mindfulness-based practices and spiritual understandings to assist with healing the root source of issues at the level of the human heart, in addition with traditionally-known and time-honored psychodynamic and humanistic therapy styles.

I chose the Tree of Life as my logo to represent the way I help people– it is grounded and rooted, yet reaching out its branches toward the light. I believe in the power of integrated care… blending the practical with the sacred, the proven with the alternative, and the traditional style with the creative approach.

As spiritual beings and perfectly imperfect human people, this integration is what we are all here to accomplish in order to live more fulfilling, purposeful lives.

As your therapist or mentor, I hope to help you experience more peace, ease, purpose, inspiration, relief, and joy…  and I hope to do so soon! Call me, and let’s talk about whether mentoring or therapy is a better fit for your current needs. There is no reason why you cannot begin to take steps toward your healthier future today. Even if we decide not to work together, I can leave you with one inspired action-step during our free, 30-minute discovery call. If we decide we are a good fit, then congratulations— you are on your way to creating real change! Either way, I am happy to help. Let’s connect about what you are needing today.


Natalie Foster, MA-MFT, ATR-BC, is a registered art therapist with a background of study in marriage and family therapy. She has a passion for helping others discover their own innate potential. After undergoing her own profound spiritual healing in 2013, Natalie has made it her mission to share her broader understanding with those who she works with, and uses her intuitive gifts in a way that she can most joyfully serve others.

Natalie is a registered art therapist (#17-381) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#10486) under supervision with Integrative Art Therapy, PLLC, a Phoenix-based private practice where she sees families, couples, teens, and children using art therapy and other behavioral health modalities. She is the sub art therapist at The Meadows Outpatient Center in Scottsdale, and the President-Elect of the Arizona Art Therapy Association, regularly participating in education and advocacy outreach throughout the state. In addition to a professional networking group, classes/workshops, and community art-making groups for the Institute, Natalie also offers private, one-on-one art therapy and intuitive mentoring services for adults, tailoring her sessions to fit your individual needs.

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Interested in finding out how Natalie can help you?

Click here to reach out, or call 602-429-9030 to schedule your free, 30-minute discovery call today.


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