She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Raquel Perez is an LPCC in Lakewood, CO. She works with individuals and couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship bonds and find healthy intimacy. Many of Raquel’s clients come in when they feel stuck in a negative pattern or cycle that is not conducive to their goals. These patterns and cycles feel reactionary and are not intentional. Raquel uses her lived experience as a gay, bilingual, Mexican-American woman which has given her a passion for working with women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color, among other marginalized populations. She also has advanced training in the area of couples, trauma, and sex therapy.
Raquel is trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which uses our innate tendencies to develop strong bonds through attachment. In the session, Raquel focuses on accessing the primary emotions behind our actions to recognize and reduce negative cycles that can disrupt and harm our relationships. This approach supports clients in bringing self-awareness and new insight to their lives that strengthen their relationships through stronger communication and tending to attachment needs.
Raquel’s style is person-centered with a trauma lens, this style aids her in seeing each individual and relationship through compassion and empathy. When a client first comes in, Raquel will build a strong therapeutic alliance and use collaboration with each person in session to develop goals and set forth a path to achieving their goals. Raquel is dedicated to providing a therapeutic alliance that is free of shame, fear, and judgment.
Raquel received her Master of Arts in Counseling through Palo Alto University. She gained experience at Denver Health and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health where she worked with diverse and marginalized populations which enables her to reach individuals in their lived experiences and join them on their journey to a life of well-being and healthy intimacy.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships
Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship
Raquel Perez is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 2 years
Intima Couples and Sex Therapy, owner/clinician , 2022 - Present
Denver Health and Hospitals Authority , Health Educator for reproductive and sexual health, 2014 - 2022
Denver Health and Hospitals Authority, Medical Assitant, 2006 - 2014
Palo Alto University, M.A., 2022
Metro State University , B.S., 2013