Colleen Perry is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC38937). "My mission is to nurture and enhance the self worth of my clients. To meet this end, I focus on educating you about your needs, and together, we develop strategies to clear away any obstacles- emotional or physical- that block you from living your life with the vitality and well being that you desire."
Colleen is a speaker and writer on social issues and works with various organizations, professionals, and the public. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma (including PTSD), and relationship issues. Her treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, EEG Biofeedback (aka neurofeedback), Interpersonal Neurobiology, and the Trauma Resiliency Model. Colleen's therapy dog and companion, Murray, comes to work with her every day.
Colleen also volunteers her time with the Soldier’s Project where she provides free therapy to combat veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and A Home Within, providing therapy to children in the foster care system. She is also the founder of a non-profit program, Free 2 Be Me Dance, teaching ballet to children with Down syndrome.
Ms. Perry has lectured on topics such as “How to Recognize an Eating Disorder”, “The Dangers of Dieting and Self-mutilation” (cutting), “Cultural Images of Women in Advertising,” and “Neurofeedback: An Ideal Adjunctive Therapy.” As a guest panelist for “The Thin Line” a production about eating disorders, she provided information to enhance the understanding of this life threatening issue to the audience. She appeared on “The Larry Elder Show” as a guest expert concerning overweight teens dealing with verbal abuse from family and friends. Ms. Perry has provided management, leadership and sales training to various corporations such as Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Ben & Jerry’s before launching her private practice. She brings her past corporate experiences to provide structured leadership and professional quality to the programs and groups that she facilitates.