Perri Kruse


About Me

Perri Kruse is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Los Angeles, California, currently serving clients in both areas. It is her priority to utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach in therapy. She possesses a Bachelor's Degree of Sociology from San Francisco State University and a Master's Degree of Social Welfare from UCLA. She has worked in diverse settings ranging from child abuse prevention, outpatient behavioral health, UC college campuses, jail and prison, hospitals, and, has significant experience providing crisis intervention in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department. She specializes in navigating issues of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trauma, and depression. In her free time, Perri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing the piano, and going hiking with her rescue dog, Sophia.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Domestic Violence , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW95073 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by E.L. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Perri for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Very professional and empathetic. I would definitely recommend her to provide services!

Written by M.O. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Perri for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Perri has been such a wonderful support system over the last few weeks. I have felt beyond comfortable opening up to her to discuss my personal issues due to her kind demeanor and strong conversational skills. She challenges me to look within and question my thought process and to look at life in a different lens, which has been positively transformative, to say the least. I look forward to our continued meeting every week and am thankful for the progress we have made together thus far.