Melissa Perez

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Melissa Perez

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - 7799
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • SutterSelect
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


San Diego, California 92114
Butte County, California 95973

My Approach to Helping

Welcome! As a Bilingual (Spanish & English), Queer Bisexual Xicana, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I understand that most of us want to feel seen, heard, & accepted. And although outward validation & affirmation help, the deep work & healing lies in being able to validate & affirm ourselves, all of our identities, & lived experiences. In our lives, as we continue evolving & changing as individuals, we reach points where the coping strategies we have previously used, & that have helped us survive at one point, may no longer serve us, & can actually interfere with our ability to connect to ourselves & others.

My expertise includes working with LGBTQIA+, & BIPOC (particularly Latinx), youth (5-18 years old) & their families, & transitional age youth (18-25 years old), & adult populations. I approach my work with cultural humility, & incorporate trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ identify affirming, & in age-appropriate ways, sex-positive, poly-friendly, & kink-aware approaches.
I want to collaborate with you & create a safe space for you to process your identities & lived experiences. I hope that through our work together you are able to become a more authentic version of yourself, where you are able to more deeply connect with yourself & those around you. I am excited to connect with you & support you on your journey.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy

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