Perri always knew she wanted to be in a field where she could give back and help others. She spent her high school summers volunteering at a day camp for children with special needs and in a hospital working alongside a physician who led group therapy for children on the autism spectrum. These experiences solidified her desire for helping others and sparked her interest in the field of psychology.
Perri received her B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. During that time, she spent a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia where she was a psychology intern at a dual inpatient/outpatient mental health facility for adolescents. Perri has over six years of experience working in a hospital setting as a patient liaison in a Lymphoma clinic and the chemotherapy unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her year-long internship in graduate school at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, providing both individual and group therapy for adult cancer patients, survivors, and their family members. Perri has experience working with diverse adult populations with a range of mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and trauma. She attended Hunter College where she earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Perri’s clients would describe her style as collaborative, empathic, and focused on a client-centered approach. She takes the time to understand client’s goals and needs, strengths and challenges, and what they need to feel comfortable, supported and understood. She prioritizes providing a safe, exploratory environment and is passionate about the power her clients have to become their own agent of change.
When not in the office, you can find Perri on long walks exploring the city, reading or baking!