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Lesley Perez

Lesley Perez


4 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Lesley! Have you been struggling to feel entirely like yourself? You'd be surprised to know that you are not alone. Whether it's struggling with relationships, focusing in school or work, or managing your emotions, I'm here to help. I'm a bi-lingual multicultural therapist with a passion for empowering individuals in getting the best mental health support in order to function to their fullest. I am full-time clinical supervisor providing therapy for adolescents at a High School, but I also have copious experience working with adults in an inpatient setting. When I am not providing therapy, I am practicing Yoga as certified yoga instructor. We'll use evidenced based practices, such as TF-CBT, CBT and DBT, along with a holistic and strengths-based approach to get you back to where you want to be. I value the therapeutic relationship, so we will work together to develop the best healing process for you. I offer free 10-15 minute phone consultations to anyone interested to see if we are a good fit.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

First sessions can be intimidating, so I want to make sure you know exactly what to expect. Before we begin, it is important that I explain the rules of confidentiality and privacy. Then, our first session will focus on getting to know each other and understanding the therapeutic process. In order to better understand your situation and what may be bringing you to therapy, I will be conducting an initial assessment. This initial assessment will last about an hour and will ask you some questions about yourself and potential symptoms you may be experiencing. I make sure to take this session at your pace. Any questions or concerns you may have will happily be answered on this day and at every session.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I approach my treatment methods through a trauma-informed lens and always look at situations through a strengths-based perspective. I am trained in TF-CBT, CBT, DBT and REBT. Additionally, as a certified Yoga instructor, I love to incorporate mindfulness and yoga techniques when appropriate.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I started my career working in residential treatment centers with adolescents and I absolutely loved it and have found that my time in those settings really helped shape me as a clinician. I feel very strongly in my abilities to form a strong therapeutic relationship with teens. I specialize in trauma and emotional regulation work, whether it's using TF-CBT, DBT or pulling from a variety of different modalities to meet each individual's unique needs.

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