Peter Navarro, LPC, R-DMT

Pronouns: he, him, his

I’ve worked with many folx, including LGBTQIA, the systemically oppressed, the systemically fortunate, the erotically exploratory, and the neuro-diverse, to develop a stabilizing relationship with their trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress. My clinical interests are serving those who are seeking identity development, spiritual awakening and exploration, and personal or relational fullness.

I work with you to heal parts of yourself that have been misunderstood, forgotten, avoided, lost, or unfound. Together, we create new pathways where your light and your dark are allowed to move with you, not against you, so that you can access what needs to be accessed in your life.  You are invited to work with me to establish what feels ready, able, and willing to be explored. I welcome and believe in the significance all identities.

I specialize in therapeutic approaches which are grounded in body-centeredness, such as mindfulness, somatic experiencing, trauma informed somatic therapy, and dance/movement therapy. I value providing therapeutic authenticity, culturally informed critical thinking, opportunities for existential life processing, dependability, collaboration, empowerment, curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love.

May I have this dance?

Peter Navarro, LPC, R-DMT, began their career in mental health in 2008 after earning their degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Peter worked in the field for 7 years to develop their clinical insight, theory, and practice before earning their Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. They have spent time working with children and adolescents with traumatic pasts, folx on the Autism spectrum, adults with psychiatric needs and addictions, underserved communities, and survivors of traumatic and acquired brain injuries.


Peter has trained at the following organizations:

Tufts University
Columbia College Chicago

Peter is a member of the following professional groups:

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Kink & Poly Aware Chicago Therapists (KPACT)

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