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Shaquinta Thomas-Perez

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Shaquinta Thomas Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Shaquinta!

As a therapist with lived experience of OCD, I am dedicated and passionate about helping others overcome their anxiety. Like many people, I have also faced my own struggles with trauma and self-doubt.

My approach

My approach to therapy is nurturing and empathetic. I strive to provide compassionate support to guide clients through the healing process, drawing upon my personal experiences and clinical training.

My focus

I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents aged 13-17. My areas of specialty include treating OCD, trauma, and PTSD.

My communication style

I communicate with warmth, empathy, and understanding. As someone who has been in your shoes, I aim to create a safe space where you feel heard and validated. My style balances compassion with gentle guidance to help you gain insight and develop coping strategies.

My journey to mental healthcare

My own journey with OCD inspired me to pursue a career in mental healthcare so that I could help others find relief from anxiety the way I did. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Humboldt State University, where I gained the clinical skills to complement my firsthand understanding of the challenges my clients face.

My goals for you

My goal is to help you get to the other side of your anxiety, break free from the grip of OCD and trauma, and cultivate greater well-being. I aim to equip you with effective coping tools and guide you to develop insight and self-compassion.

My first session with you

In our first session, I hope to learn more about what brings you to therapy and begin building a warm, trusting relationship. We'll discuss your symptoms, history, goals, and my treatment approach, which incorporates ACT, CBT, exposure response prevention, and trauma-focused modalities. This will give you a feel for my style as we collaborate to create your individualized treatment plan.

About Shaquinta

Specialities

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Humboldt State University (05/2014)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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