Elisa Navarini, MFT

In-Home Teen and Family Coach


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97742 
  • M.A. in Counseling, B.A. in Psychology 
  • Advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Trauma-Focused CBT), Crisis Intervention and Management, and Strength-Based Treatment


  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2015-present)
  • Four years of providing one-on-one behavioral coaching to youth in a Level-14 residential treatment facility. (2006 - 2010)
  • Providing therapy, case management and crisis services to high-risk teens and their families in an intensive wrap-around program at EMQ Families First. Helped bridge a partnership between non-profit service providers and the San Jose Police Department, in order to maximize treatment and support for runaway youth and sexually-exploited youth. (2010 – 2013)
  • Coached teens and young adults in employment-readiness, and helped develop the Career Mentoring program at TeenForce. (2013 - 2014) Furthering this area of interest through an adjunct position at Cisco Systems, connecting youth with barriers to opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) mentorship with tech professionals.
  • Facilitated psycho-educational groups and parenting groups for domestic violence offenders. (2014 – 2015)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Anxiety/stress management and trauma
  • Healthy communication and conflict resolution
  • Self-esteem and body image

Additional interest areas: anger management, coping with serious illness or death of a loved one, depression, life transitions, parent coaching, self-exploration, social skill building