Ydalith  Rivera-Perez

Ydalith Rivera-Perez


Psychologist, PhD
Texas Accepting Online
Houston Accepting In-person
Updated June 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Chronic illness
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Dr. Rivera-Pérez is a Licensed Psychologist in Houston TX who specializes in treating adults who have difficulty functioning due to anxiety, have been affected by traumatic events, or have health-related concerns. She utilizes evidence-based interventions that target the thought patterns and behaviors that are associated with the symptoms that each client brings. She integrates her knowledge of psychology, psychiatry, and medicine into her practice.

Dr. Rivera-Pérez has been in the mental health field for over twenty years. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1998 and worked as a Physician Assistant in Psychiatry since 2001. She later sought additional training and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2019 Dr. Rivera-Pérez became a Licensed Psychologist after completing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Her internship in Health Service Psychology at the Alexandria VA Health Care System in Pineville, Louisiana, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Optimal Brain Health here in Houston further trained her in evidence-based practices.

Dr. Rivera-Pérez maintains a private practice that focuses on providing individual psychotherapy for adults. She also provides assessment services for diagnostic clarification, to request reasonable accommodations, or as required for adoption proceedings. She maintains a caseload that allows her to provide dedicated and individualized care to all her clients. She holds a holistic view of health that includes physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health that is respectful of her client’s worldview.

Message to clients

Many of my clients are initially surprised when I tell them that I believe that therapy has a beginning and end and that I will become irrelevant because they will no longer need me. My role in your life is to help you get the psychological tools you need to meet your goals and live your values. Once you have your tools, they are yours to keep and go in your toolbox. It is my great joy when that happens and that is why I named my practice Toolbox Psychological Services.

I see myself as a cognitive behavioral therapist who is able to look at behaviors without judgment but an inquisitive eye. I want to understand why you do what you do so that I can help you change. If you want more than talking about your problems and having someone listen, if you are ready for action, we may make a great team. If this sounds intriguing to you, I welcome your call to discuss your goals.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ydalith Rivera-Perez is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Houston practice
950 Echo Lane, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77024
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thu 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2019


Texas: 38335