I offer both short-term and long-term individual counseling. I understand that some clients want to be in and out of counseling as quickly as possible while others would like to have a more long-term supportive relationship with a therapist. I also offer online video therapy for California residents.
My areas of specialization Self Esteem Anxiety Depression Navigating the world as a person of color Addictions (drugs, alcohol,food) Survivors of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual) Abandonment (physical or emotional by caregiver/parent) Life transitions (divorce, college, career change, parenthood) Anger Management Stress Management
RESTORE You are suffering from an addiction to drugs/food/alcohol and have lost all hope.You are addicted and powerless and are ready to address the emotions that you are trying to numb with food, alcohol, substances or any other addictive behavior. You are a survivor of abuse (sexual, physical or emotional). For years you have suffered low self-esteem, guilt, anxiety, shame and mistrust. You are ready to be heard and take your power and voice back.
My Role: I will listen and support you. I will assist you in uncovering those thoughts and feelings that you have not wanted to face over the years. I will teach you strategies to help alleviate the distress you constantly feel. You will slowly begin to use your voice and trust others. I will teach you relaxation and stress management techniques. I will help you restore your emotional and physical wellness.
CHERISH You were physically or emotionally abandoned by a caregiver/parent. You are depressed and continue to blame yourself for the person leaving you. You continue to have anxiety due to ruminating thoughts that your current partner or loved one will leave you.
My Role: I will listen and help you realize that your loved one did not leave YOU. They left a relationship due to their own issues. I will assist you realizing it is not your fault. You will hopefully forgive the person in order to heal yourself. You are special and you are to be cherished.
DISCOVER You are trying to navigate your way through college, a career, or a relationship. You are lonely. My Role: I will listen and help you come to the realization that it is okay to be alone. We will discover ways to meet people. I will help you create goals and perhaps discover your passions in life. You will discover parts of yourself that you did not know were inside of you. If you are ready to begin your journey to finding inner peace, please call me at (510) 250 -3091.
2709 Alcatraz Ave. Suite 2 , Berkeley, California, 94705 ( 510 ) 250 - 3091 Mpho Perras, License Marriage and Family Therapist LIC# MFT 86916