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Narayan Gold, Ph. D.

Staff Psychologist/Assessment Coordinator


B.A. Psychology SUNY Binghamton University
M.Ed. Counseling and Human Services Lehigh University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology West Virginia University

Internship: West Virginia University Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS)

Licensure Status:

Licensed Psychologist West Virginia


I am the son of two parents who both work in the field of counseling (my mother is a social worker and counselor and my father is a counseling psychologist, naturally I gravitated towards this field from a young age.  My first experience studying psychology came during my work as an undergraduate at Binghamton University, specifically in the research lab of Dr. Donald Levis a leader in the field of implosive therapy.  Following my undergraduate research on trauma and implosive therapy I began working with Dr. Arpana G. Inman at Lehigh University studying multiculturalism and marriage.  This research helped me to recognize the importance of cultural factors in my therapeutic practice as well as my conceptualization.  My work with multicultural research continued during my work as a doctoral student at West Virginia University exploring micro aggressions with Dr. Michiko Iwasaki. 

My true passion in psychology comes from the practice of therapy and supervision.  I have had the privilege of working at West Virginia University CCPPS since my first year of doctoral training and deeply value my role as a staff psychologist with the center.  In addition to therapy, and supervision I also work in the Mindfit clinic offering cognitive enhancement and testing services.  

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