Bio

BIO

Hi there! Welcome to Jess Perez Therapy!

I'm an LGBTQ+ affirmative and EMDR trauma therapy trained psychotherapist based out of West Hollywood in Los Angeles. I would love the opportunity to join you and assist you on your journey towards positive mental health and self-discovery. At times life can become overwhelming, messy and exhausting, but I am here to help guide you through any and all obstacles you may face along the way. My client population consists primarily of the LGBTQ+ community in addition to individuals and teens struggling with trauma and/or other transitional life struggles. I also address challenges particular to women's issues, in addition to negative self-image, anxiety and depression.

As we develop our therapeutic relationship with one another, we will work collaboratively to tackle all therapeutic goals while also implementing the following:

  • Purposeful and compassionate self-care

  • Empowering talk therapy

  • Applied mindfulness techniques

  • Engagement and connection through means of active listening

  • Continuous supportive conversation

  • A sense of humor (when applicable of course)

  • Safe and judgement-free environment

  • Assistance on your journey to self-discovery, self-healing and most of all self-love


CLINICAL

  1. Hallie G Therapy-West Hollywood, California (2018-Present)

    Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Associate #110227

    Jess provides individual, LGBTQ+ affirmative and teen therapeutic services at her private practice located in West Hollywood, California. Her approach and specializations include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive, Psychodynamic Therapy or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy dependent upon the needs of the client receiving treatment. In addition, Jess incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her therapeutic work daily at her private practice. Jess is currently accepting new clients at this time. Please inquire within.

  2. Pacific Teen Treatment-Malibu, California (2019)

    Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Associate #110227

    Jess provided individual and group therapeutic services at a newly established mental health facility located in Malibu, California under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Leanne Miller, MA, PsyD. Pacific Teen Treatment is aimed at treating the mental health needs of teens from ages 13-17 years old suffering from a variety of mental illness which include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, etc. In addition, Jess co-facilitates and facilitates various process, mindfulness and recreational groups.

  3. Refuge Recovery Centers-Los Angeles, California (2017-2018)

    Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee (Graduate Traineeship)

    Jess provided individual, couples and family therapeutic services under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Steve Dansiger, MA, PsyD. In addition, she co-facilitated and facilitated various process, relapse prevention, mindfulness and recreational groups. Jess completed Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy training under the instruction and supervision of Dr. Steve Dansiger with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Jess obtained knowledge and instruction under the Buddhist Psychology philosophy and learned how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into daily and future therapeutic practices.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree- Public Relations (Minor in Marketing)

Clinical Psychology (LGBTQ+ Affirmative Specialization)

CREDENTIALS

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Training (Refuge Recovery Centers-2017)

  • LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy Certification (Antioch University-Los Angeles 2018)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy Training (Refuge Recovery Centers-2017)

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy Certification (Antioch University-Los Angeles 2018)


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