About Natasha Young

Board Certified Art Therapist,
Licensed Professional Counselor

Who I am

Hi, I’m Natasha, I am a person with an affinity towards helping others. I have over 15 years of experience helping people in various settings. 

How I work

I practice compassion by being an emphatic and non-judgmental listener. I am softly direct, interactive, honest and kind. 

I offer all mental health services on an equal basis, regardless of sexual orientation and behavior, gender identity and expression, intersex conditions, marital status, race, ethnicity, body size, mental or physical ability. I commit to taking steps to make my practice fully inclusive of LGBTQ+ people in all forms, policies, and procedures.


As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) I use a dual approach to figure out if verbal counseling alone, art therapy or blend of both is appropriate. No prior artistic experience is necessary. 

No one is ever expected to engage in the art making process during counseling sessions, but the invitation is always there. Regardless of age, art interventions can help individuals increase insight, express and/or contain difficult feelings, and gain a sense of control over parts of one's life that have felt unmanageable.


I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University with a focus on creative arts therapies and outdoor recreation. I became very interested in the power of the creative process to transform lives and improve wellness that I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Art Therapy, as well as obtaining my license as a professional counselor.

Telehealth & In-Person mental health services 

I am providing Telehealth mental health services for all people from a distance (without having to meet in person at an office). I am also providing In-person services for clients downtown Columbia Missouri at Crest Health & Wellness 

Individual Counseling

Couples and Family Counseling

Art Therapy Individual & Groups

Supervision for Credentialing

Supervision services for professionals working towards credentialing

Specialities include

My clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons ranging from mental health needs, family conflicts, counseling through the cancer journey or chronic illness, to purposes of personal growth and awareness. 

Why people often reach out for help:

How my services can benefit people 

Accepted insurance plans

Current and prospective clients are responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of their insurance coverage.


To determine if you have mental health coverage, we recommend you first check with your insurance carrier. To help you navigate this process, we've outlined the following questions to ask your carrier about your coverage:

Additional Information: 

-In compliance with the No Surprises Federal Healthcare Act that went into effect on January 1, 2022, (https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises) all healthcare providers are required to notify clients of their federal rights and protections against "surprise billing." This Act requires that I notify you of your federally protected rights to receive a notification when services are rendered by an out-of-network provider, if a client is uninsured, or if a client elects not to use their insurance.

-You need to be aware that by choosing to forgo using your insurance for services or using an out-of-network provider you are choosing to pay more for services than you would if you were using your insurance benefits.

-Additionally, I am required to provide you with a Good Faith Estimate of the cost of services. It is difficult to determine the true length of treatment for mental health care, and each client has the right to decide how long they would like to participate in mental health care. Therefore, below is a Fees Schedule for the services typically offered by me as your therapist. You and I will collaborate on a regular basis to determine how many sessions you may need to reach your treatment goals. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Self-pay Fee Schedule: 

Initial Assessment - $150 / 60 min

Individual therapy session- $130 / 52 - 60 min

Individual therapy session- $100 / 45 min

Couples / Family session - $150 / 60 min

Reduced fee for lower income clients - $75 / 45 min