Kari Perez, Ph.D., P.C.
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Clinical & Forensic Psychology
Dr. Perez is a licensed psychologist providing psychological services relevant to forensic and legal contexts.
She also conducts psychological evaluations for youth and adults who are in need of diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. Additionally, Dr. Perez provides individual psychotherapy for adults.
Forensic Areas of Expertise
Dr. Perez provides the following forensic/psycholegal services:
- Future violent and sexual offending risk assessment
- School threat assessment
- Future acts of domestic violence risk assessment
- Parenting fitness/risk evaluations
- Risk related to stalking behaviors
- Juvenile transfer evaluations
- Competency to waive Miranda rights
- Competency to stand trial
- Criminal responsibility
- Sentencing mitigation
- Psycholegal consultation services
- Expert witness testimony
In addition to forensic evaluations, Dr. Perez conducts psychological evaluations for youth and adults who are in need of diagnostic clarification and relevant treatment recommendations. She specializes in the assessment of mental health disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also provides developmental disability evaluations for individuals who are seeking disability services or recommendations for related treatment, community services, and guardianship.
Dr. Perez also provides individual psychotherapy for adults. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, and supportive techniques for problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger-management, and adjustment and stress-related disorders.
THE PRACTICE OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
Forensic psychology involves the interface between the practice of psychology and the law. Psychologists working in this area often work with law enforcement, attorneys, courts, and/or prisons and jails.
Forensic practitioners obtain specialized education, training, study, and supervised experience/consultation. It is important for them to maintain and hone their competencies in the fields relevant to forensic psychology by participating in training opportunities, self-study, and keeping informed of developments in areas relevant to psychology and the law.
In order to ensure best practices, Dr. Perez routinely participates in advanced education and training from the leading experts in the field.