Dr. Baraka W. Perez is a Medical Psychologist licensed to prescribe psychotropic medication in the state of Louisiana. She is well-trained in multiple facets of the psychology field. She has over 20 years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Clients appreciate her flexibility, creativity, and diligence. She is dedicated to her craft, passionate about her clients, and guarantees impeccable service.
As an extension of her commitment to behavioral health, Dr. Perez owns and operates ReWine Meditation, a customizable guided meditation service. She creates virtual, personalized experiences for small groups, teaching the art of quieting the mind and being present. Dr. Perez also created THE FOCAL POINT, a Facebook group that supports, encourages, and uplifts women. With her YouTube Channel, she breaks down mental health issues into easy to understand language in a lighthearted manner. This combination of services suits Dr. Perez well as it allows her to impact broader audiences while encouraging self-care and relationship building.
As a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Dr. Perez is committed to providing service to her community. She contributes her time and efforts to several national organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, and Girl Scouts of America. As a mental health advocate, Dr. Perez has been featured on multiple media platforms, presented at numerous conferences, and organized charity events to encourage self-care and erase the stigma of mental illness. She also offers guidance to teachers, students, and parents educating them about the different aspects of behavioral health and teaching techniques to improve daily functioning. If you would like Dr. Perez to present for your organization, please contact her with your needs and she will gladly oblige.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Loyola University (1996)
- Master of Science: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mississippi College (1999)
- Psychology Clinical Internship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2004)
- Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University (2005)
- Postdoctoral Master: Clinical Psychopharmacology, Alliant International University (2015)