Paula Ulrich (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Founder of Creative Nature NC (

Art Therapist in Black Mountain, NC


About My Clients

If you've lost your zest for life through overthinking, perfectionism, and self-criticism, there's a way out. In your attempts to get back on track, you may also be driven to distraction, developing unhealthy habits, and feeling overwhelmed. You don't need to do this alone. Let's work together to unhook from destructive patterns, explore your own natural rhythms, and cultivate your creativity. Everyone has an innate capacity for growth - sometimes we get lost. Let's find your creative spark.

My Background and Approach

Art therapy can be a refreshing alternative to therapy as usual. I’ve been a practicing therapist since 2014, using both talk therapy and art therapy. I’ve worked and volunteered in many settings, from hospice to domestic violence support, from addiction recovery to working with veterans. Through this work, I know deeply that we all have the capacity to heal and grow. I currently offer art therapy and counseling through Creative Nature NC, weaving art therapy and nature based therapy to assist you in reconnecting to your own wisdom and creativity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My own path began to take shape when I used art to process the death of my father. I was able to heal by exploring my grief through art making. A whole world opened up when I discovered art therapy. Outside of the therapy room, I love creating art, listening to music, writing, gardening, engaging in mindfulness practices, playing outside, and adding to my unreasonably large book collection. I look forward to getting to know more about you and your unique path in this world. Wherever you got off course, let's work together to get you back on track.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English


828-470-7400 Email Paula
1141 Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28805
1141 Tunnel Rd
Suite C Unit 19036
Asheville, NC 28805

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