I am a dual certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst and School Psychologist that has worked for Maryland Public schools for almost 15 years. I specialize in comprehensive educational programs that target emotional adjustment and
neurodiverse populations. These experiences have provided me with in-depth knowledge of the special education process. In addition, I have experience supporting individual children and school teams in providing support to
some of our most complex learners. Within private practice, I have experience providing behavior analytic services utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. I enjoy supporting both individuals and families with a variety of goals related to adaptive functioning such as increasing/supporting social skills, improving tasks associated with self-care, and modifying/supporting families in managing potentially maladaptive patterns
I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and graduated from Towson University with a Master’s degree in School Psychology. I received a Doctorate in Education through Nova Southeastern University with a major in special
education and a minor in applied behavior analysis and autism. I have training and experience providing psychological evaluations of children and adolescents with a variety of clinical concerns, including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. I utilize a variety of tools such as standardized assessment, observation, interviews, and criterion referenced skills assessments to determine severity of symptoms, strengths, and areas of deficit that can be targeted systematically.
Life Outside the Office
I was born and raised in southern Maryland surrounded by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. I still live in the area with my beautiful daughters and our beloved dogs. In my free time I love to travel, exercise, read, cook, dine out, and spend quality time with friends and loved ones.
Dr. Perez runs our Social Empowerment Groups for Neurodivergent Teens and works in the Annapolis location. She is an out of network provider.