Debra Perez, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Mexico

Debra Perez, PhD, LPCC

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I am an experienced counselor serving all ages 13 and up.

Debra is a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC). She began her career over 18 years ago in a community agency in Albuquerque, NM, serving children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and couples therapy. While working at the community agency, she also worked in an adolescent day treatment program providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and teens with their families. She then opened her own private practice in Albuquerque, NM, where she provided individual, couples, and family therapy to clients aged 3 through adult.
She is currently providing telebehavioral health therapy for The OR Factor and is board certified to provide therapy online (BCTP-II). Debra has her doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision and teaches at multiple universities. Debra practices therapy from an integrative approach, tailoring therapy to the clients’ needs and goals. She is experienced in individual, couples, family, and group therapy working with children, teens, and adults. She is trained to integrate nutrition and diet into mental health treatment and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). She also holds a Specialty Certification in Problem Gambling treatment (SCPG). She is also a published author contributing book chapters to multiple books and coauthoring and coediting a book on telebehavioral health for counselors.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $125.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Humana
,
Medicaid
,
Optum
,
Out Of Network
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
18
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
CCMH0105241
New Mexico
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Board Certified Telehealth Professional Level II
Telebehavioral Health Institute
2020
Problem Gambling Treatment
NM Council on Problem Gambling
2019
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Counseling Association
Professional
NM Counseling Association
Professional
International Association of Resilience and Trauma Counseling
Professional, committee member
NM Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice
Professional, membership officer
Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of the Cumberlands
PhD
2021
NMHU
Master's Professional Counseling
2004
UNM
Bachelor's of Science
2001