My name is Pam Perez
Please call our office at 909-255-1250 to make a first-time appointment.
Do you ever find yourself asking, How did I get here? How did my life end up in this place where I currently am?
Perhaps you experienced some kind of trauma in your past – childhood abuse, a relationship trauma, or those received on the battlefield – and you are wondering why those things that happened in the past continue to affect and impact your life now. I am here to tell you that healing is possible. There is hope!
Maybe you’ve been thinking about talking to someone for a while now. You've been wanting to work through these challenges. All too often, the crisis point comes when we least expect it – the internal turmoil we work so hard to keep hidden inside refuses to do stay hidden any longer. Like a beach ball that we try to we press down under the water, it eventually slips out of our hands and pops to the surface. Sometimes, we just need someone to help us process it all through.
What is the solution to my struggles and where can I find help and support?
The first step is trusting someone with your story, and allowing that person to come alongside you on your journey. This needs to be someone who wants what is best for you and someone who is able to see things you may have missed in the past.
While you may be feeling that you simply have nowhere to turn when it comes to trying to process your emotions or find a way out, I am here to assure you that you do not have to walk through this alone. I have spent over 20 years working with survivors of trauma, abuse, PTSD, and a variety of other challenges that so many of us face along the way through life.
My favorite part about doing this work is bringing people hope, no matter what the issue or how deep the pain they are facing. I am committed to providing you with the tools you need to live life as you want it, to no longer live in bondage to past hurts or present fears, and to use these experiences as building blocks for a bright future.
You are not alone on your journey!
Please contact our office to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to making your first appointment. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Contact me here.
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Ph.D. Experimental Psychology – Neuroscience Emphasis – Loma Linda University
M.S. Counseling Psychology – Marriage and Family Therapy – California Baptist University
M.A. Experimental Psychology – Neuroscience Emphasis – Loma Linda University
B.A. Psychology – California Baptist University
Special Skills and Qualifications
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Its Neural Correlates
Seminars, Conference Presentations
Spiritual and Emotional Wholeness
Asking God the Hard Questions
Understanding the Severe Abuse Survivor and How to Develop a Treatment Plan
Understanding Depression from a Neuropsychological Perspective
2012 Keynote Speaker: Patton State Hospital (Annual training seminar, forensic therapists), Riverside, CA. Trauma Informed Care
2012 Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. Parenting Factors Impacting Neurobehavioral Late Effects in Latino Pediatric Cancer Survivors
2012 Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. Psychopathy, Sociopathy, and Antisocial Personality Disorder: What are the Differences?
2011 Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA. Attitudes Toward End of Life Decisions in the American Public.
2008 Presenter at Conference for the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, Oakland, CA. The Etiology of Psychopathy – Neurophysiology of the Psychopathic Brain
2006 Zurich, Switzerland. Speaker/Trainer. Conducting Therapy with Patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder – Created a DVD in conjunction with the patient’s psychiatrist to be used for training purposes for those learning to work with patients with Dissociative Disorders resulting from severe abuse.
2006 Presented a training seminar for psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists working with survivors of severe trauma, in particular those who have clients who have been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
2006 Speaker at Highland Springs Conference Center for Magnolia Baptist Church conference.
2005 Various speaking engagements on abuse and spiritual abuse issues in Southern California area.
2004 Conducted a training in Riverside, CA. Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder - Presented to a group of therapists, Interns, and MFT trainees, California Baptist University.
2002 Presenter, Riverside, CA. Presented at a conference on healing from past traumas to pastors, counselors, therapists, on the subject of Choosing to Forgive When We’ve Been Wounded.
Other Related Experience
Over 15 years’ experience working as a paraprofessional counselor in individual therapy, couple therapy, conducting groups, workshops, retreats, conferences, writing, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of severe trauma and abuse. Also served on the board of Christian Healing Institute, a ministry especially designed to meet the needs of therapists, ministers, counselors, and others who worked with trauma survivors – ministering to the ministers, that they might be refreshed, equipped, and encouraged in the work God called them to do.
California BBS, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #AMFT103151
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychology Today, Verified MFTI
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Certified SYMBIS Facilitator (2017)