Livia Perez, PSYD, MS, LMHC, LCMHC

Dr. Perez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist, a National Board-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH), and a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT). 

Dr. Perez specializes in EMDR and TF-CBT to treat different traumas including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She also treats grief, abandonment, health, and combat trauma. She provides EMDR and hypnotherapy for the treatment of pain, depression, and anxiety. Her practice also includes transpersonal psychology, cognitive restructuring, and consciousness shifting for personal empowerment, love, happiness, and goal achievement.

In 2010, she completed her Master of Science in Psychology from Carlos Albizu University. Subsequently, she provided psychotherapy to sexually abused children and adolescents for six years at Kristi House in Miami. In 2013, inspired by one of her patients, she attended her first EMDR training and opened her private practice in the same year. Dr. Perez has completed 14 trainings in EMDR, four trainings in clinical hypnosis, and several trainings trauma related. In 2021, she completed a Doctoral Degree with concentration in Health Psychology at Albizu University.

During the doctoral program, Dr. Perez continued working in her private practice and completed rotations in the medical field including Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and the Design Neuroscience Center. At Jackson Memorial Hospital, she completed her one-year rotation at the Rehabilitation Unit conducting biopsychosocial clinical intakes and individual psychotherapy to patients with spinal cord injury, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative conditions. At University of Miami Hospital, she completed her one-year rotation conducting neuropsychological evaluations to geriatric populations participating in two studies: DETECT PAD (Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease) and AIM (Precision-Based Computerized Assessment for the Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment). At the Design Neuroscience Center, Dr. Perez completed an eight-month rotation conducting neuropsychological evaluations as well as individual and group psychotherapy to patients with traumatic brain injury and a variety of other neurological diseases.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor

  • North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

  • Florida Qualified Supervisor MHC

  • EMDR Certified Therapist

  • National Board-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • TF-CBT Certified Therapist

GRADUATE STUDIES

Doctorate in Psychology. Albizu University, Miami, Florida 2021

Master of Science in Psychology. Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Law. University of Havana, Havana City 1999

GRADUATE STUDIES

Doctorate in Psychology. Albizu University, Miami, Florida 2021

Master of Science in Psychology. Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Law. University of Havana, Havana City 1999

TRAININGS COMPLETED

EMDR

2013

Transforming Trauma with EMDR Part I and II by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., Big Sur, California, August-September 2013.

2014

Transforming Trauma with EMDR Part III by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., Big Sur, California, May 2014.

2016

Attachment–Focused EMDR – Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., Philadelphia, February 2016.

2016

See Me, Feel Me, Heal Me – The Untold Story of the Brain and EMDR Therapy by Uri Bergmann, Ph.D., San Diego, California, August 2016.

2017

EMDR as Transpersonal Therapy. A Cross Cultural Perspective Where East Meets West by Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW, Hawaii, May 2017
The training includes EMDR with transpersonal approaches in addition of Hawaiian and Shamanic healing interventions.

2017

Treating Chronic Pain with EMDR by Mark Grant, M.A., New York, July 2017

2018

EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment by Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D. and Barb Maiberger, LPC, EMDRIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018.

2018

Integrating EMDR Therapy in Trauma-Informed Palliative and Hospice Care by Michael Keller, LCSW, Barbara Ganzel, Ph.D. and Jim Reiser, LMFT, EMDRIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018.

2018

Health Issues as a Doorway for Healing Trauma: Changing Our Destiny by Irene Siegel, Ph.D., EMDRIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018.

2018

Buddhist Psychology, EMDR Therapy and Addictions: The MET (T) A Protocol by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT, EMDRIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018.

2018

Using The EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors and Victims of Other Violent Crimes by Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW, EMDRIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018.

2020

Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy by E. C. Hurley, Ph.D., Online Training, August 2020.

HYPNOSIS

2009

Basic Hypnosis with Applications by Susan Becker, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, April 2009.

2012

Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution Level I by Jon Connelly, Ph.D., Tampa, Florida, April 2012.

2012

Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution Level II by Jon Connelly, Ph.D., Tampa, Florida, May 2012.

2012

Past Life Regression Therapy by Dr. Brian Weiss, Rhinebeck, New York, October 2012.

OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAININGS COMPLETED

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Online Course, January 2010
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session I by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, January, 2013
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session II by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, May, 2013
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session III by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, September, 2013
  • Play Therapy by Lisa Saldana, LMHC, Miami, Florida, October 2010
  • Trauma, PTSD, and Traumatic Grief by Duane Bowers, LPC, Miami, Florida, November 2010
  • Exposure Therapy for Children and Adolescents by the Institute for Child and Family Health, Miami, Florida, June 2011
  • Attachment Difficulties, Childhood Trauma, and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Clinical Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment by the Center for Child and Family Health, Miami, Florida, October 2011

OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAININGS COMPLETED

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Online Course, January 2010
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session I by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, January, 2013
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session II by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, May, 2013
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Session III by Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D., Miami, Florida, September, 2013
  • Play Therapy by Lisa Saldana, LMHC, Miami, Florida, October 2010
  • Trauma, PTSD, and Traumatic Grief by Duane Bowers, LPC, Miami, Florida, November 2010
  • Exposure Therapy for Children and Adolescents by the Institute for Child and Family Health, Miami, Florida, June 2011
  • Attachment Difficulties, Childhood Trauma, and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Clinical Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment by the Center for Child and Family Health, Miami, Florida, October 2011