Natalie Mehrens, MC, LPC 
(she/ her)
Clinical Director and Therapist

Natalie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her introduction to the therapeutic world began in 2008 as a field instructor with a local wilderness therapy program. Since that time she has been working in a diverse variety of therapeutic environments including a residential treatment program, a nature-based outdoor program, a community mental health group clinic and an inpatient psychiatric facility.

As clinical director and therapist, Natalie’s work with clients, parents, and staff can be described as gentle, firm, down to earth, and empowering and is rooted in attachment theory and neurobiology. She believes that the best therapeutic approach is individualized, and uses interpersonal neurobiology and attachment-based somatic therapies, Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy, and Internal Family Systems to facilitate change and growth in clients and their family systems. She is trained in these modalities and is currently working toward certification in EMDR. 

Natalie is delighted to be in the clinical director position and to have the opportunity to integrate her experience and passion across all elements of the program to support the courageous students, staff and families of the Academy at Sisters. She is especially interested in organizational development and how the all program staff can “walk the talk” of what we teach our students and families.  

In her free-time, Natalie enjoys playing racquet sports of all kinds, playing the drums and singing in her band, hiking the trails of Central Oregon, and spending time with her family.