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Odessa Avianna Perez

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #118193

Anna Howland, LMFT #99026

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A Little About Me

You have a knowing, and it’s whispering in your ear. It says, “It can be better than this. More happiness and ease is possible.” Yet maybe you’re stuck, suffering, grieving, anxious, dissatisfied. Perhaps you’re frustrated at a cycle of behavior and experience - a pattern you can’t seem to change. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed by a recent life transition, and don’t know what to do next. Perhaps bits and pieces from your past are still haunting you, and you need help sifting through.

I’m here to help you with the sorting; to help you develop body awareness, so its wisdom can guide you to deeper well-being, stability, and joy.

Drawing from my background in dance and bodywork, I bring a diversity of body-based knowledge into the room. I specialize in Somatic Psychotherapy, with a focus on mindfulness, attachment, nervous system regulation, and dance and movement therapy. I am trauma-informed, and consistently incorporate social and racial justice lenses.

As a biracial, white-presenting Latina, I hold both indisputable white privilege as well as more hidden intergenerational systemic oppression, both of which deeply inform my therapeutic approach. With my spiritual lineage in western sufism and a background in energy healing, I can also hold more mystical and magical frameworks, yet I remain grounded in the reality of this material plane and the structures and power dynamics we find ourselves in.

I look forward to helping you embody the journey within.


San Diego, California
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I Work With:
  • Activists
  • Artists
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Interracial/Multiheritage Couples
  • Marginalized Individuals
  • People in tech who feel marginalized
  • People of Color (POC)
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Identity Development
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem/Self Criticism
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Trauma
My Treatment Approaches
  • Attachment
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Informed

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