Clinical Psychologist for Individual, Group and Couples Therapy

Dr. Claudia Perez is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual, group and couples therapy. In her 25 years of practice her particular focus has been on relationship issues, trauma, and life stage issues. In addition, she also concentrates on the general difficulties associated with depression and anxiety. She works and teaches at the Mind Therapy Clinic in Corte Madera and has been Clinical Director at the A.P.P.L.E. Family Center, a faculty lecturer and postgraduate fellow at UCSF, and a supervisor at Haight Ashbury Psychological Services.  She recently served as President of the Marin County Psychological Association for 2 years. She received her Graduate training at NYU and the California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy. She holds an advanced certification in EMDR and is also a Registered Nurse. 

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Claudia shares about her books "Love Me" and "The WilliNewbies" 

The WilliNewbies explains and illustrates the feelings of fear and anxiety that many children experience when their parents argue too much and for too long.  Love Me reminds parents to respect and honor their children everyday and in every way, to love unconditionally and to see each child as unique and special regardless of what life throws your way.

More on Dr. Perez

Books by Dr. Perez 
"Love Me" & "The WilliNewbies"

Articles by Perez
The Price of Arguing Too Much..  


What experts say about Claudia's books


Dr. Perez' message is one that needs to be reinforced...

"Love Me is a wonderful reminder for parents about how much their children need to be loved and feel loved. Dr. Perez' message is one that needs to be reinforced by teachers, clergy and parenting groups so that children everywhere are respected and valued for who they are! 

— Rosalind Sedacca, The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce

Claudia... tackles the challenges of helping children cope with the fear and anxiety...

“In The Willinewbies, Claudia Perez, PhD tackles the challenges of helping children cope with the fear and anxiety that comes when their parents fight aloud. Beautifully illustrated, this book captures the emotional turmoil children feel and reminds parents they have a responsibility to safeguard their when conflict gets out of control.” 

— Rosalind Sedacca, The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce

...much needed message to parents and small children...

"The sweet, simple words and pictures of Love Me, provide a much needed message to parents and small children about unconditional love. Loving children for who they are, not for what they do... is a powerful reminder for the stressed and busy parent. The direct and concrete examples to children about what they deserve is precious, unforgettable information to plant early in little minds and hearts. A small book with a big, lasting imprint."

— Karyl McBride, Ph.D., author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

What her clients say.


We were frozen and couldn't proceed. You are the catalyst...

"I want to thank you [Claudia] for your advice which was well taken. You are a big part of this reunion. Your direct but kind way with [my husband] was just what we needed because we were frozen and couldn't proceed. You are the catalyst for this, and I want you to know that. I have such great respect and appreciation for what you do.  [My husband] does not see 'shrinks' and it was a big step for him to suggest our getting help.   You've helped me so much through my depression years and now you've helped both [of us] see another way. "

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