Michelle Pereira, Psy.D.
Rockville Clinical Director
Dr. Pereira received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington D.C. She provides psychotherapy and assessment services in both English and Spanish to children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and needs. She has worked with pre-school and school-age children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children – CSAAC), conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations of adolescents (D.C. Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic, assessment track), and provided individual therapy to adults experiencing depression, anxiety and interpersonal difficulties (Aspire – Mobile Med Collaborative and Community Counseling and Mentoring Services, Inc).
Personal statement: I strongly believe in the uniqueness of each individual, which is why I prefer to use an integrative approach to therapy. Based on an individual’s or family’s needs, I tailor a custom treatment plan utilizing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems techniques. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe, trustworthy environment in order to build a healthy and strong therapeutic relationship so that together we can identify precipitating/contributing factors and start the healing process. Please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation to determine if my services might be a good fit for your needs.