Christopher Navas

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. My primary goal is that my clients feel safe and comfortable with me. I have 6 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. I have had the opportunity to work with parents, children, and individuals, but I focus on parenting strategies, as it is pertinent to raising a family well. Parents often have a hard time talking to their kids, either because they aren't open to it, or the long work hours prohibit them from spending time together. Single parents are often dealt the toughest hand. Managing home and work life is not easy, it can be overwhelming and cause us to burn out. Having someone to vent to may help! Seeking counseling is the first step, and I strive to provide sound direction
I will not pretend to have all of the answers, but I can promise to work with you to find the helpful life solutions. Please try to understand this process, as things become new. I hope you are ready to work, because I may ask you questions, or challenge you to do things that you may not be used to doing. My approach includes cognitive-behavioral training, humanistic and solution-focused therapy. I have a license, but you are the expert in your own life. The more you do on your end, the more I will be able to help. We can always adapt and adjust to continue the course


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #112060 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Christopher is great in listening and helping you find your own solutions to your problems

Written by R.A. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Gracias Christopher

Written by L.E. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chris is by far the best therapist I have ever had. He makes me feel comfortable, and I feel like I can talk to him about absolutely anything. He always has great insight, and gives me new tools and techniques to move forward. I respect him, and trust his expertise. He is friendly and has a good sense of humor, which are both extremely important in making me feel comfortable. I hope to continue working with Chris as long as it’s possible.

Written by A.V. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

I came to Christopher after having a not so great experience with the only other therapist I had ever talked to. He made me feel so comfortable opening up right away and would also help to guide the session so that it doesn’t get stuck or not go anywhere. As he said himself, he is very direct and to the point and does not want to waste anyone’s time. He will be honest with you and work with you to figure out what it best for your life.

Written by D.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Christopher was a great help in my first journey with therapy. His advice and wisdom was very beneficial in the time that I had being counseled by him. Wish I could’ve stuck with Better Help but due to some financial reasons I won’t be able to continue. But just wanted to leave this review as a big thanks to Christopher and I’ll carry his advice tips with me from now forward.

Written by G.R. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

Though our schedules didn't line up to have a formal counseling session, Christopher was very pleasant and professional to communicate with.

Written by T.H. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Christopher is a wonderful help to me and my partner! He’s doing double the work with having to translate from Spanish to English but he’s doing fabulous and we love our sessions!

Written by H.E. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Chris is practical, calm, and knows how to strike the right balance between challenging me to work on myself, and not giving me so much that it's overwhelming. I've been in therapy before, and he ranks right up there with the best therapists I've seen in person.