I have been working as a therapist since 2011. Most of my experience has been working with college students ranging anywhere from 17 years old to older non traditional students in their 40's or 50's. I have also worked in the Texas prison system providing mental health services to prisoners. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal justice in 2007, a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2011, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2018. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in 2011 and began working towards my hours. I became fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013. The beginning of my career after obtaining a Clinical Psychology degree was in the criminal justice system. I have worked in a university counseling center since 2013. I also became a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in 2015. My current work involves providing mental health services to students and supervising interns as well as staff. I also provide supervision to less experienced therapists outside of the university. In addition, I teach on a part-time basis as needed.
I use a variety of treatment approaches but mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is focused on how thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are connected and how if we change one then the others will be affected. I am also like Solution-focused Therapy approaches and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches. I have had some formal training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and have used it with clients as well. I use variety of approaches though, depending on what is called for and what I and the client determine might be best for them.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #68343 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Dr. Perez was very helpful at a time I was in great need. He was great at being there and listening and made me and my concerns feel truly heard. He also helped me make a plan to get through the struggles I was dealing with and get back to a better place.