Peter Navarro, LCPC, R-DMT

Pronouns: he/they

I work with you to witness. To witness the parts misunderstood, forgotten, loved, freed, avoided, lost, healed, wounded, unheard, and marginalized; the light and the dark. Following your lead, we will put the pieces together to move with all of you and to create access into a newfound relationship with yourself and you with the world.

About me: I am Puerto Rican, Queer (he/they pronouns), and affirm anti-racism, social justice, sex work, disability, kink, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, non-traditional relationships, sex and body love. I grew up in an inner city, have witnessed beauty in darkness, and I am deeply committed to holding space for you, even if you do not relate to parts of my identity or what I affirm. My style is rooted in how we as people in the world relate to the world. My approach is body-based, non-directive, relational, gestalt, existential, trauma-informed, culturally-informed, and strengths-based. I also offer other healing methods. This may look like practicing mindfulness and breathing techniques, exploring psychological concepts, exploring ancestral/deeply rooted energy within you, utilizing nature as a resource for healing, symbolism, music, art, rhythm, dance, and most importantly, giving voice to your lived experiences. My communication style is direct, compassionate, curious, and honest. My intention is to always authentically be in therapeutic relationship with you.

I offer individual therapy and relationship therapy, primarily with adults. It’s important to me that we all have access to mental health services and I gladly offer 8-10 sliding scale spots on my caseload. Areas of interest/expertise include: dance/movement therapy, body awareness, trauma, depression/anxiety, brain injury, coming out, emotional awareness and clarity, personality disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, life transitions, psychosis, energy work, non-traditional relationships (including CNM and polyam), kink, and racial/social equity and reparation. Populations I have served include: QTBIPOC, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, CNM, polyam, sex work, neuro-diverse, folks who are living house-less, children & adolescents, families, geriatric care, survivors of brain injury, those living with disabilities, substance use/misuse, and inpatient clinical treatment.

Peter Navarro, LCPC, R-DMT, began their career in mental health after earning their degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in 2008. Peter worked in the field for many years to develop their insight, theory, and practice before earning their Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. They have worked with folks across the lifespan and are committed to destigmatizing, decolonizing, and reshaping mental health practice.

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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