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Natasha Parakh

Natasha Parakh

Therapy is a collaborative process. I’m curious about you, what makes you who you are. I work intuitively within our relationship as an active participant in your exploration. Therapy can be dark and deep, and it can be light and sweet. I welcome all parts of you. Working with gestalt principles we focus on the here and now, increasing awareness, and developing self-support and self-responsibility. In doing so we move to states of greater aliveness, authenticity, and an evolving wholeness. Working in the present moment brings awareness to our physical sensations, tapping into the body as a tool to work towards healing and integration. Therapy encourages the exploration of expression through talk, movement, sound, art, or dream.

My experience and training has developed a keen sensitivity and competence around cross cultural and immigration issues. It has also allowed me to maintain an awareness of the intersectionality within trauma. This means acknowledging that struggles of race, class, gender, and personal healing are bound together through the institutions, structure, and fabric of our society.
I am committed to offering support to all faces of gender, class, race, culture, and sexual orientation. I am sex positive, queer and kink friendly. I provide support to individuals, children, teenagers, couples, polyamorous constellations and families.

My approach in therapy is informed by:

  • Gestalt psychotherapy
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic and breath awareness
  • Attachment Theory
  • Dreamwork
  • Sandplay therapy
  • Non-violent communication
  • Feminist and Liberation Psychologies
  • Multicultural Psychologies
  • Deep Inquiry

Areas of Interest, Experience and Focus includes

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transition
  • Relationships, intimacy
    Dating and sex
  • Immigration and acculturalization
  • Body image
  • Self Esteem
  • Loss and Grief
  • Spiritual emergence and exploration
  • Privilege and oppression
  • Trauma and abuse