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Shoshana Narva Psychotherapy, LICSW

Shoshana Narva, LICSW works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with the myriad of life's challenges and the accompanying anxiety and depression. She integrates different theoretical perspectives depending on the needs of the moment. She brings warmth and empathic curiosity along with a dash of silliness to the therapeutic relationship.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Parenting
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Massachusetts
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“My personal practice of mindfulness informs my work with children, adolescents, couples, and families, but I also use narrative therapy, internal family systems, and silliness.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Initially, I had significant resistance to becoming a therapist; I valorized community organizing as the best way to work toward a more just world. Along my path, I unearthed the interconnectedness between the liberation of the self and the liberation of community. I also discovered my capacity to see the fullness of people, especially when they could not see it in themselves. My personal practice of mindfulness informs my work with children, adolescents, couples, and families, but I also use narrative therapy, internal family systems, and silliness. The path of healing is always unfolding. Attuning to the present moment, be it with an individual, a couple, or a family, invites the possibility for awareness, empathy, curiosity, and healing. We are messy, vulnerable, and imperfect humans and I celebrate that. I too am on a path toward wholeness.
What should someone know about working with you?
"What is your heart's deepest longing? How will you know when you are making concrete steps toward that goal? What are some tools or strategies that I can offer to support you on this path?" In the initial sessions, we will explore these questions together. You will recognize if/when you feel a shift in a positive direction. When you feel that, I will celebrate it with you.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in a Jewish home where the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) were a central focus. When I sit with an individual, couple, or family, I think holistically about all of the ways in which racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, toxic masculinity, and more cause harm. I aim to show up as an ally and partner in the healing process. In the words of Lilla Watson, “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
“Attuning to the present moment, be it with an individual, a couple, or a family, invites the possibility for awareness, empathy, curiosity, and healing.”
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