Nava  Narayani
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Nava Narayani

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Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online
Wheat Ridge Accepting In-person
Updated June 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Nava Narayani is a licensed psychotherapist offering individual and relationship therapy in-person in Wheat Ridge, CO and online. Nava specializes in couple's counseling, ethical non-monogamy, trauma recovery, identity development, and spirituality. She often utilizes therapeutic techniques from contemplative psychotherapy, mindfulness, somatic therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Her approach is inclusive and affirming of diverse lifestyles and backgrounds including LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, mystics, sex workers, psychedelic use, kink, and all spiritual beliefs. Additionally, she takes into consideration systemic, historical, generational, and cultural influences in client's overall wellbeing. She offers a collaborative approach, working together to set goals and the pacing of the therapeutic work. She helps clients stay focused in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Nava received her degree in Clinical Mental Health with a focus in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University. She became fascinated by relationship theory during her studies and intensely pursued education in that area. She graduated with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute and has completed professional education in Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, and Psychobiological Approach to Couple's Therapy (PACT). She integrates these modalities into polyamory theory as well. Before graduate school, Nava comes from a background in dance, circus arts, bodywork, and worldly explorations in alternative healing modalities outside of the USA culture.


Message to clients

If you are feeling out of alignment with yourself, it may manifest as confusion, stress, anxiety, or depression. In therapy, we'll untangle the mess and pave new ways of being. Is your relationship struggling with cyclical arguments that go nowhere, sexual issues, communication issues, betrayal trauma, cultural misunderstandings, or lack of emotional closeness? In my office, you’ll learn relationship skills to gain clarity, foster nourishing connection, and create secure attachment.

I believe you are a whole-body processing system. I help you to integrate your somatic and emotional experiences to come into alignment with your innate brilliance and authentic truths. We work to bring congruency with your thoughts, speech, and actions. We may work to understand your attachment history, how this is affecting your relationships today, and what you need to create the genuine connections, love, and sex you long for. You’ll learn relationship skills to feel relief from stress and more ease and joy. I also work from a systemic lens which means we’ll take into consideration your ancestry, culture, social, and familial environments and how they affect your well-being, identity, and value system. I strive to make my office a safe enough space for all people, including the LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, polyamorous, mystics, and sex worker communities. I hold a specialization in Buddhist psychology and also work well with meditators. I look forward to joining you on your journey!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Nava Narayani is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $125
  • Relationship sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Relationship sessions: $180 (85min)
  • 1st session 50% off, 2nd session 25% off: $62 (55min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10a-1p, 4:30-7:30p
  • Tue 9a-11a, 5p-8:15p
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 3:15p-7:30p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wheat Ridge practice
4251 Kipling St, Suite 430, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9a-2p
  • Tue 9a-2p
  • Wed 2p-7:30p
  • Thu 2p-7:30p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Conscious Pathways Therapy, Contract Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Denver Family Institute, Intern Therapist, 2020 - 2022
Wendy's Team, Caretaker for the elderly, 2020 - 2021
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), Crisis Hotline Worker, Group Therapy Co-Facilitator , 2019 - 2020
Self-Employed, Thai Yoga & Ayurvedic Bodyworker, 2015 - 2019

Denver Family Institute, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), 2022
Naropa University, MA in Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, 2021
SUNY New Paltz, BA in Healing and Performing Arts, 2015


Licensure

Colorado: LPCC. 0018947


Languages

English