Mary Patrice Pero

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Hi,
My name is Mary Patrice Pero and I am licensed by the state of California as marriage and family therapist, (LMFT). I have been working as a psychotherapist for the past 8 years and I have experience working with people who have a variety of concerns including, stress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and trauma. I also have experience in working with people who have addiction concerns, LGBTQ issues, parenting problems and anger management.

My therapy style is client centered and solution focused. I am warm by nature and I believe in treating people with non-judgmental compassion and respect. Other modalities I may use to help you include, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, psychodynamic therapy as well as other interventions that I think may help you. When we meet I will spend some time getting to know you and I will design an individualized treatment plan that is agreeable to both of us.

I commend your courage in reaching out to me, someone you have yet to meet! Contacting me may be your first step towards a pathway to a happier life therefore, I hope you will take this opportunity to connect with me and find out if we will make a good team towards improving your mental health.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT99764 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mary has a deep understanding of the source of many core wounds that result in low self esteem and low self worth. She can confidently and honestly navigate sensitive topics with care.

Written by E.R. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I feel like I’m making some great progress with Patricia’s help

Written by D.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

So comfortable whenever I’m talking with her! The most important step in therapy is to open up

Written by K.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very happy with our progress.

Written by B.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief

I'm so glad that I got paired up with Patrice. It already feels like she "gets" me. She is reassuring, she pays attention, she is supportive, she takes the time and energy to be sure she understands me even when I can't say it very well. I feel like she cares about my mental health and truly wants to help my life be better. THANK YOU

Written by B.O. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I didn't expect to have such a great match right off the bat! I very much like working with Patrice and look forward to more sessions.

Written by S.H. on Mar 31, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Patrice is so amazing. She helped me out a LOT in a very short amount of time. I’m so glad I was able to get paired up with her. It’s been a very good experience overall.

Written by M.A. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Patrice has been very helpful in the limited time I’ve been seeing her. I am really looking forward to continuing the process!

Written by J.O. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have only had 2 sessions, and so far, I feel like it is a good match and progress will be made.

Written by S.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

In just our first session, Patrice was able to identify issues I’ve been struggling to articulate and laid out an achievable, non-abstract roadmap to betterment. Patrice is very compassionate, focused, and insightful. I would feel confident referring her to anyone looking for help and betterment.

Written by N.A. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Patrice is amazing! This is my first time seeing a therapist and she made the entire process so easy. She is a great listener and very supportive, i felt much better emotionally and mentally after the 1st session and every session after has only made me feel even better. I feel like a new person! Thank you Patrice for everything!