Juan C. Pérez, PsyDPrimary Therapist
Dr. Juan C. Pérez completed his graduate and doctoral training (PsyD) at Pepperdine University. Dr. Pérez’s studies have involved understanding how brain functioning relates to psychological functioning, and for 10 years he worked as a neuropsychologist in several medical rehabilitation facilities. Dr. Pérez has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, physical trauma and behavioral medicine. After dealing with his own recovery issues, Dr. Pérez developed a dual diagnosis program in the streets of “skid row” in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to coming to The Canyon, Dr. Pérez worked at Michael’s House in Palm Springs, another Foundations Recovery Network facility. Dr. Pérez’s focus is on providing empathetic and compassionate psychological services to individuals and families facing change. Using scientific, humanistic and phenomenology based approaches, his goals are to help people overcome the challenge of personal recovery with creativity, humor and hope.