We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Feinblatt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, what principle do you value most?
I’d have to say balance. While I work with a lot of different clients who have a lot of different issues & challenges, balance is honestly the element of healing that comes up with pretty much every single person I work with. Most people who struggle with mental health challenges live life in one extreme or the other, or bounce back and forth between both. Healing is about brining balance into your life. And balance can be really tough to achieve! It takes time & patience, trial & error. But it can be done, and it feels really good.
What should our readers know about your business?
I specialize in helping people heal from addictions and trauma…or both. I’m proud of being able to make a living helping people heal. I spent a decade working in treatment before I struck out on my own with my private practice. This has definitely been challenging at times but it’s always been rewarding. Along the way I’ve learned to ride the waves of operating a small business.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m an LA native and I love it here, so I’m not sure I could fit everything into a week! I’d suggest spending some time in Hollywood, and not just Hollywood Boulevard but also touring the studios. Take a ride up and down PCH, to Malibu and back. Visit the theme parks, like Universal Studios Hollywood & Disneyland. Eat at some of the great restaurants in WeHo.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to peer support groups, specifically 12 Step programs. They are where I originally learned how to start achieving balance in my life. And I wouldn’t be where I am without their help.