About 2018-05-19T06:20:04+00:00

Our Story

Hi, I m Sam Nabil, founder of Naya Clinics.

When I was in Counseling school, I was deeply dissatisfied with the emphasis on what I believed to be a harsh and impersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT  approach, which was presented as the most applicable and efficient way of doing counseling.

I was convinced that those who sang the praises of CBT day and night, would steer far away from it if they needed counseling themselves or for someone they loved.

I would say to colleagues and professors ” With all due respect, CBT is dead”

Our Approach

Sam pioneered Positive Existential Therapy (PET)  an innovative and avant garde counseling approach that he developed in his practice to effectively deal with client challenges that were no longer responding to outdated counseling techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy.


The Team

Less than 5% of the people who apply to work with us get selected. When selected, each new therapist goes through a rigorous training and curriculum designed by Sam himself, that – no joke – is equivalent to a post graduate diploma. Therapists learn from Sam himself about the theory and practice of positive existential therapy before they can ever meet clients. We basically hire only super stars, and then push them to become the very best possible version of themselves before they can start seeing clients.

Sam Nabil

Owner & Lead Therapist
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Lisa Clodfelter

Counseling Intern
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Chris Crawford

Counseling Specialist: LPC
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Sarah Winders

Counseling Specialist: LPC
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Danielle Palmer

Licensed Professional Counselor
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Carla Seemann

Licensed Counselor & Chemical Dependency Counselor
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Akiko Marui

Counseling Specialist & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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Candice Paollino

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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