Dr. Rehana Peiris
Rehana’s passion is knowing people deeply and to help others as much as appropriately possible along the way. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from University of California Riverside, her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Peiris brings in 10 years of experience in mental health and has worked in a variety of settings whether it was as a manager of a Level 12 residential facility, working with the Department of County Foster Services (DCFS), or DMH (Department of Mental Health) contracted agencies-Dr. Peiris is passionate about the field of Psychology and is motivated in assisting her patients see their possibilities instead of their limitations. Her philosophy is eclectic and utilizes many approaches depending on the case she is working on whether it is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, or a Psychodynamic Approach. She focuses on the the underlying emotional and relational patterns that come up in therapy, then through a connected therapy relationship, invites a deconstruction process that leads to more intentional and value-based way of being and relating. At the end of the day, Rehana’s focus is on cultivating a meaningful relationship meant to help individuals understand where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go.
When working with Rehana you will find someone that takes a patient interest in a person’s total experience, beyond their behaviors, and underneath their anxiety and depression symptoms. Rehana tries to be as genuine and honest as possible with her patients while allowing for the patient to guide their process where they feel is important. She tries to customize every treatment plan for the individual while also fostering a non-judgmental setting that is warm and inviting for her patients. If you have an opportunity to work with Dr. Peiris as your provider, you can expect to meet someone who has a wealth of knowledge and insight in helping you understand yourself in a deeper and more complex way. Dr. Peiris will go the extra mile in supporting you in your therapeutic journey and will strategize with you on ways you can achieve the treatment goals you have in mind for yourself. Rehana has experience working with all ages and has advanced training in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Dr. Peiris is especially passionate about patients who have experienced trauma, grief, and challenges with life transitions.