KELLY PEREZ, AMFT
Kelly is an Associate Marriage and Family therapist and welcomes all clients as she works towards her licensure. Her initial journey with therapy entailed a path of healing and self-discovery, which ignited her desire to help others. Kelly’s restored faith in herself motivated her to pass on this gift of healing. She encourages introspection into one’s past and to examine events, positive or negative, addressing present issues, and focusing on future goals for who they wish to become.
Kelly pursued her bachelor's degree in Northern California at CSU, Chico. As a South Bay local, this experience allowed her the opportunity to experience a different way of living and meet people from various backgrounds. Kelly completed her master’s program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles, which provided a foundation for social justice and equality in her clinical practice.
Kelly has gained a wide range of clinical experience working with clients and meets them with an eagerness to help modeled by being present, compassionate, empathetic, and understanding. Some of her experience includes working with individuals given a dementia diagnosis, helping both the client and their loved ones to process grief, fears, and challenges associated with these psychiatric diagnoses, working with individuals enrolled in dual diagnosis programs for substance abuse and mental health addressing mental health struggles, self-destructive behaviors, and traumas resulting from addiction such as homelessness, self-harm, incarceration, all form of abuse, and the general population struggling with various diagnoses not limited to Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.
Kelly uses an integrative approach with her clients and tailors to the needs of the individual. During session she may utilize various therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Therapy and encourages mindfulness-based practices; when applicable Trauma-Informed Care may be practiced for dealing with sensitive topics clients want to address in therapy.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and is dedicated to her family. She loves socializing with her friends, attending concerts, the beach life, traveling, and trying delicious foods!
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