November 27, 2017
Starting Out with a New Psychiatrist in Irvine
Ms. Navah Elyasian is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Bachelors of Arts with honors in Sociology from UCLA. She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles.
She trusts that everyone has the strengths, resources, and capacity within themselves to overcome life obstacles. In a safe and non-judgmental space, she accompanies her clients on the discovery to their best self. During sessions, she proactively provides her clients with necessary tools for creating fulfilling relationships with themselves and with others.
She believes that recognizing one’s belief system will result in a corresponding recognition of one’s thoughts, feelings and subsequently, one’s behavior. Ms. Elyasian provides her clients the opportunity to form their own supportive perspectives and self-statements that will lead to a more mindful and joyous life.
Ms. Elyasian is authentic, empathic, and insightful. In her work she utilizes a combination of effective modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, Play therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation practices, and Humanistic/Gestalt. She works collaboratively with her clients to find the best approach to meet their specific goals.
Through her experience in private practice, she has been working with adults, couples, children, teens, families and geriatric population. At the Westside Children’s Center, she provided in-home clinical case management and crisis counseling. As an Up-Front Assessor for the Department of Children and Family Services, she conducted comprehensive clinical assessments for parental capacity of parents/caregivers with a history of mental health, substance abuse, or domestic violence. At the Southern California Counseling Center she provided psychotherapy for individuals and families from multicultural backgrounds. While facilitating the Teen’s Violence Prevention Group, she was a school-based therapist at the Crossroads Elementary School. Moreover, she provided counseling for Incarcerated Inmates through the Gateways Hospital.
She is an active member of Los Angeles Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (LACAMFT). She is intimately familiar with Iranian culture and speaks Farsi fluently. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, yoga, dancing, and playing music.