Born in Lusaka, Zambia, Natasha Watkinson grew up in Miami, FL., graduating from the New World High School of the Arts. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program from Florida Atlantic University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida International University. While living in England, she completed post-graduate work in Humanistic Counselling Psychology and is still a current international member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
In her twenties and thirties, Natasha traveled extensively and worked as a TEFL teacher in Spain. She trained as a Yoga Instructor in New York City and then began a career as a Special Education Teacher and Program Coordinator.
While in Graduate School, she completed clinical training at the Faulk Center for Counseling and the Palm Partners Residential Treatment Program. In London, where she began her clinical training, Natasha worked with patients through the National Health Service and ThePlace2Be.
In 2012, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she became the owner of Holistic Home & Health, LLC -- a small business focused on a person's whole experience of health, which often starts at our center, our home. She continues to collaborate with and refer to Home Organization and Nutrition experts to discover connections towards improved mental health.
As a Licensed Psychotherapist, her practice focuses on the therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner, insight into maladaptive patterns, and empowering people to build resiliency through empathy and respect. She believes -- to effectively uncover what is creating and maintaining our struggles-- the spaces we inhabit, the actions, thoughts and beliefs we attach ourselves to, and our unique personal histories should all be addressed in a safe, welcoming environment.