My name is Mary Patrice Pero and I am licensed by the state of California as marriage and family therapist, (LMFT). 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 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. When we meet, I will spend some time getting to know you and 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.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
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
CA LMFT 99764
Patrice is so wise and wonderful. I've been with her for over 2 years now and she has helped me overcome a lot of struggles in my life. I feel stronger and more confident than I was prior to seeing Patrice.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Patrice is incredibly thoughtful in her approach to conversation. She listens well and provides actionable guidance with a sincere desire to help me find what works for me. I recommend her very much.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Patrice is a first-class therapist. Online therapy is quality therapy. She knows what she is doing, and helps me in ways that are more effective than some other therapists I have had. I am so very grateful for her help!
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief
My therapist is great! I would say I trust her more than any professional I have gone to. I do wish Better help would accept medical coverage, but my therapist has my highest rating.
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I’m only two weeks in with Patrice, but she has already helped me so much. She is patient, caring, knowledgeable, and supportive. I would highly recommend trying a session with her!
Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
The best, as always!!
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Mary Patrice for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes