Naja Druva LMHC
Naja Druva LMHC
More than Talk

Licensed therapist with experience in:

Individuals, Couples, Families and Children

Sex, gender and relationships

Changing Families

Certified in Trauma Resource Management Level II

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About

I am a LMHC licensed therapist specializing in what I call Experiential Modalities. 

I am an unashamed geek, which is to say I find particular archetypal relevance in the modern mythology of our age. 

I love what I do. 

 

 
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Some Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you ready?

Carl Rogers introduced the concept of a therapist having “unconditional positive regard” for their clients. This means as your therapist I will accept and support you whatever you are experiencing. This does not require me to be gentle. Good therapy is hard work for everyone involved. I will push you. I will challenge you. I will call you on your stuff...always with unconditional positive regard. If you are not prepared to be challenged I am probably not the therapist for you.

Are we a good fit?

Counseling is my profession and my hobby. I love it. If I am unfamiliar with an aspect of your case I will educate myself on it. I will compile research. I will enlist experts in that area. I will spend my free time becoming the most effective therapist I can for you. The catch is; I will not work harder than you. If you are seeking counseling because a family member is encouraging you to, we are also probably not a good fit.

What will therapy look like?

I pride myself in finding creative and engaging ways of working with clients. Talk therapy is only one tool in the box, and words sometimes get in the way. If you are game we will find a modality specific to you and what you are experiencing. This can mean incorporating art, writing, crafting, even cooking into our work. Yet as  write this I am keenly aware that speaking your truth and being truly heard is one of the most profound experiences. But in this modern electronic world it is an experience that is happening less and less. Let us not underestimate the therapeutic value of a good conversation.

How are your meds working?

It is a social media pet peeve of mine when people are made to feel ashamed for whatever steps they are taking to take care of themselves. Having said that, research is clear that mental health medication is most effective when used in conjunction with psychotherapy. A person who is only taking medication to address behavioral or emotional issues often experiences marked improvement that wanes over time. As your therapist I consider myself part of a treatment team and will work closely with your prescriber to maximize improvement.




 

 
 

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