Claudia Narvaez-Meza (she/her)

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Claudia is a bilingual EMDR certified therapist with over 15 years of experience. Born in Nicaragua, raised in NYC, and LGBTQ+ affirming.

Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA

About My Clients

Claudia is an EMDR certified psychotherapist. Her expertise and training is in trauma recovery, couples counseling and family therapy (including work with youth and teens - issues in adolescence, adoption, foster care). Claudia works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse & recovery, migration & acculturation, fertility issues, parenthood & post-partum, spiritual resiliency, grief & loss, chronic illness, and life & career transitions.

My Background and Approach

Claudia was trained at the The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology and the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and is informed by Family Systems, Attachment Theory, CBT, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Spiritually Informed, Buddhist Informed and Mindfulness-Based practices. Additionally, Claudia is an EMDR certified therapist. Claudia believes her purpose as a therapist is to listen with intuition, insight, and curiosity. She collaborates with the client in curating a space that nurtures self-resiliency, strength, and embraces complexity with renewed care and compassion. Claudia is licensed to practice in CA and NY.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Much of Claudia's early work was in community mental health and social justice. Claudia provided counseling services and interventions to victims of family violence and served as a trauma clinician for children in foster care. Claudia also completed The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Foundations Program, where she offered spiritual care and counsel for the sick, dying and their families. With the Gender & Family Project, Claudia facilitated support groups for parents and caregivers of trans and gender non-conforming children and adolescents. She is a faculty member at the Ackerman Institute, committed to giving back to the social work profession, and to upholding the promise and vital contributions of therapists of color. A published writer & poet, Claudia has an MFA from Brooklyn College, and an LCSW from New York University.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $250 - 350/session

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