Elyse Perata


About Me

Hey! I’m Elyse Perata, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist over in California. The fact that you’ve come here, to this page, browsing therapists, is already a huge win. Acknowledge this step you took, regardless of what you do next. Of course, as a therapist, and someone who also has been in the other seat, I can tell you that once you find the right connection and type of support you’re looking for, you might surprise yourself with the changes you can make through therapy. I would be privileged to support you through that experience.

I am originally from Northern California. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and with my Master’s Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, East Bay. All of my 7 years of professional experience in the field has been committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable. My background is in treating those who often experience trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, and impluse-control issues. Much of my expertise is also in supporting individuals who may have diagnosed mental illnesses, such as Bipolar Disorder. As a result, many struggle with damaged relationships, bad habits, substance use, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, mood swings, anger outbursts and more. I also have a lot of experience working with families on parenting and communication skills, behavioral issues, and family stress.

I am well versed in treating the broad range of human life circumstances, habits, emotions, barriers, and burdens. My approach can be casual and supportive, while also challenging you to break patterns and develop new ones. I put an emphasis on learning as much about you and your unique situation as I can to determine an effective route for therapy. I never believed in a one-size-fits-all type of model and often blend techniques to best fit whoever is sitting in front of me. As I said before, give yourself credit for just being curious about BetterHelp and wanting to put your needs first. Take the next step and invest in yourself and your emotional well-being. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LMFT #LMFT102659 (Expires: 2021-04-30)