Shanel Perou works in our San Jose location
My name is Shanel Perou. I received a bachelor's degree in Child Development with an emphasis in Multi-Subject Elementary School Education from California State University - Los Angeles. I also worked as an Early Childhood Educator on campus for the duration of my studies. Shortly thereafter, I graduated with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California, with a 4.0 GPA.
I believe each individual is uniquely equipped with their own set of natural strengths and resilience. Life has its highs and lows and it would be an honor to collaborate toward creating one's best self -- especially in regards to relationships and overall livelihood. Life is a gift -- maximize your potential. I see my clients as the expert on their own life and strive to assist them with healing and utilizing healthy coping skills. Furthermore, my extensive experience with children and interest in early intervention make me an ideal resource for children's needs.
I'm drawn to, but not limited to, a person-centered approach, along with cognitive behavioral techniques and attachment theory concepts. I have served a wide variety of individuals and families from many ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More specifically, my therapeutic experience includes working with clients suffering from addiction, severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia and co-occurring disorders, and homeless transitional-age youth coping with trauma and crises. I have served these populations in hospital and non-profit sectors. I am dedicated to discovering and guiding clients on their healing journey.
In my free time, I love nature hikes and outdoor activities such as picnics, biking, and sunbathing at the beach. I am also a "foodie" and enjoy various cuisines and coffee. On weekends, I am often listening to music and spending time with loved ones, exploring the beautiful Bay Area.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may provide your name, phone number, and a brief description of how I may be of service to you. I look forward to speaking.