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Creative Nature NC logo - Art Therapy and Counseling in North Carolina

Art Therapy
and Counseling

Therapy beyond words.

Hello, I'm Paula.

Creative guide in the landscape of love and loss.

Grief was my gateway into therapeutic art making. Now I use art therapy to assist those who are grieving, especially after suicide. When language is not enough, art therapy can allow you the space to express how you feel beyond words and find a way to live with grief. 

If you are seeking art therapy for anxiety, trauma, or substance use, I can support you. 

Paula Ulrich, art therapist in Asheville, North Carolina


Art Therapy - someone's hands making art

Art Therapy

Art therapy offers an alternative to traditional counseling. We take a creative approach, allowing you to express yourself beyond the bounds of language. 

Grief Therapy - a person sitting on the floor holding their hands to their chest

Grief Therapy

When life becomes too overwhelming to talk about, art therapy offers an alternative—a creative approach to learning to live with grief.

Suicide Loss - a person wearing a hat looking away

Suicide Loss

The intensity of pain felt by those left behind after suicide can be too much to talk about. I use art therapy to support you in this unique type of grief.

Many of the clients who work with me are seeking a therapist who understands the different parts of their story, like navigating grief in polyamory, exploring a non-theistic approach to healing, or finding peace navigating grief while recovering from abuse.


I support clients in exploring the intersections of their lives beyond grief. This includes work around anxiety, trauma, substance use, and LGBTQIA+ identity. 


Together, we take an approach as unique as you.

North Carolina mountains with clouds (image by Leslie Cross)

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about. 
Ideas, language, even the phrase 'each other'
Doesn't make any sense."

- Rumi
(from the poem, "A Great Wagon")

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