She/Her/HersAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Being willing to explore our inner landscapes is one of the bravest things we can do. Our inner world is often shaped by our experiences and affects everything about us, from our internal sense of worth and peace, to our intimate relationships and endeavors.
My approach to therapy begins with curiosity and compassion. Together, we will get curious about the parts of you that may feel anxious, depressed, depleted, overwhelmed, worthless, scared, or alone. We will explore these parts with gentleness and warmth in a way that feels safe and supportive. Through our work together, you will learn skills that will help you grow in compassionate awareness of your inner experience so that you are empowered to move forward in a way that aligns with your hopes and values.
I believe that the mind and body are intimately connected and that effective therapy is attuned and attentive to that connection. This often looks like being mindful of how our emotions are experienced in the body, experiential exercises, guided meditations, grounding techniques, breath work, or anything else that is clinically appropriate and helpful.
When I’m not working with my amazing clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband, cozying up with a good book, or chasing my dog around the many beautiful beaches in California.
It would be an honor to accompany you on your journey.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life
Stephanie Perez is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Bethel University, M.A Marriage & Family Therapy , 2021
LeTourneau University, B.S. Psychology , 2009