Juan Carlos Navarro

(LPCC)

About Me

Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose California with a broad range of experience in community mental health and private practice settings. I supervise a team of therapists and case managers for a Criminal Justice program in my community mental health setting. In my private work, I have experience working with adults, couples, families, and foster youth. The two forms of therapy I am most trained in are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a Dialectical Behavior Therapist, my approach is simple; support the client with unconditional positive regard (Acceptance) while encouraging growth (Change). Regarding EMDR, I recently completed my comprehensive EMDR training through an EMDRIA approved organization, and I'm working towards certification. Individuals who would benefit most from my style of therapy are those who have become tired of simply talking about their problems, and who are ready to take concrete steps towards creating meaningful change in their lives. DBT and EMDR therapy is not the type of therapy for individuals who only need talk therapy. Thank you for taking the time to read about me, and I look forward to working with you.
Carlos


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LPCC #6557 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by C.E. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Juan Carlos has been an outstanding therapist! He is responsive, empathetic, and incredibly helpful. He listens carefully and provides a safe, reassuring, and non-judgmental environment. His approach is structured and tailored to your specific needs. He is also always learning, getting advanced training, and reading the latest literature to stay up-to-date.

I feel empowered and rejuvenated after our sessions; I have been able to take away pragmatic action items and also think through complex problems with him. I also value the serenity he brings to each encounter. Overall, I am extremely satisfied and grateful I found him on Betterhelp!

Written by C.H. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carlos is absolutely amazing and so so helpful. He has become a safe space for me and I am so lucky to have been paired with him

Written by C.H. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

In the short months that I have worked with Carlos I have been able to look at my trauma in a new light. I am very grateful for all of our sessions, Carlos was one of the first therapists I ever had who I felt immediately understood by and as if his advice truly connected with me. I absolutely recommend him as a therapist, he is one of the best I've had the chance to work with.

Written by S.E. on Nov 29, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carlos is amazing!

Written by W.I. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Juan is amazing! Does a fantastic job! I've gotten more help in my time working with him than any other place.

Written by J.A. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Carlos is wonderful! He has helped me through my anxiety several times and continues to be supportive whenever it crops up by arming me with information, advice, and exercises that I can use regularly to help and better myself and make it so that whenever it does come about it goes away almost as fast. He is a fantastic listener, very knowledgeable and approachable, and enjoys doing everything that he can to help, and is very well armed to do just that. I highly recommend him!

Written by J.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Carlos is incredibly beneficial in helping me create a better mental space for myself. So kind, so helpful, listens to all my ramblings and helps identify where to make the adjustments in thinking in order to better my mentalities. I would 100% recommend Carlos to anybody looking for a great therapist.

Written by M.O. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My counselor is so helpful and a great listener!

Written by U.R. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

I've tried therapy with two other therapist in the past but they weren't as great at Carlos! Carlos is very attentive, genuinely cares about you becoming the best version of yourself and assigns great exercises that really help you be more mindful and motivated. Taking a short break but when I come back I would like to keep having sessions with Carlos. I have him to thank for my immense progress.

Written by E.M. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great listener. Always supportive and holds me accountable to my goals.

Written by H.E. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Juan Carlos is very helpful and understanding.

Written by L.U. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Carlos was a blessing during the several months of therapy. I am beyond grateful that he was kind and understanding. We followed a structured plan to help me cope with my complex PTSD and anxiety. I now have new strategies that I can use everyday. I would highly recommend Carlos to any person who wants a reliable and kind therapist.

Written by A.B. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He's amazing, empathetic and kind, really pays attention and listens.

Written by T.I. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Meeting with Carlos each week was hugely supportive during a stressful and precarious time in my life. He is kind, dedicated, and receptive. From my heart, thank you Carlos!!

Written by J.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So far, I'm really glad that I signed up for this website. My counselor is professional, helpful, and kind, and having the opportunity to share my thoughts at any time in journal form has been very helpful. He's shared exercises that are really useful for me. I would recommend my counselor, and this website, to anyone.

Written by B.R. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Juan Carlos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Friendly and understanding