Cynthia Perry, MT-BC, MA, SEP, HeartMath Coach, ART
Westlake Village, CA
Online & In-Person
I am a trauma-focused therapist, dedicated to removing trauma's paralyzing grip.
As a seasoned music therapist with thirteen years of experience, I offer various approaches to therapeutic needs. Those needs have included dementia, hospice, medical needs, neurologic disorders, and addictions. I hold a Bachelor Equivalency degree in music therapy, maintaining the Music Therapist Board Certified qualification; and a Master of Arts degree in psychology. I am a trained Stephen Minister, having offered caring, compassionate listening to four care receivers. I work with individuals and groups.
I embrace an eclectic approach, including autonomic nervous system regulation through HeartMath® and Somatic Experiencing®; deeper mind re-education through Accelerated Resolution Therapy® and Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music; and behavioral support through music-facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Much of my work relies on the creative arts – visual art, movement, music, metaphor – to provide insight into underlying distress and to allow for re-creation and re-integration of the whole self: body, heart, mind, spirit, and relationship. I engage in ongoing continuing education in touch skills to augment the effectiveness of somatic trauma renegotiation. Both in-person and secure telesessions are available.
Adopting a trauma-informed framework, I afford safety, respect, and compassion, believing firmly that every individual has the capacity to attain a sense of well-being and that each has access to a rich store of resources for healing. Your first consultation is complimentary, as I want you to be sure my approach matches your goals, and I welcome collaboration with your mental health professionals. I work with you to make sure your private pay sessions are affordable.
I look forward to working with you as you move toward wholeness.
American Public University System
Fees and insurance
Cost per session$ - $
Accepted payment methods
- Credit Card
Specialties and clinical interests
- Alcohol or Drug Use/Addictions
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Life Coaching
- Neuropsychological Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Sexual Abuse
- Substance Use Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Music Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Trauma Survivors
Licensed to see clients in
Years in practice
- Therapy / Counseling
Types of clients
- Adults (18+)
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