Meeting Your Psychotherapy Needs

Psychotherapy Services

The clients I serve experience in their lives the impact of Chronic Pain, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder, and Mood Disorders such as Depression and Stress. These can be accompanied by loss of function, employment, money, friends, and relationships among others.  If you are experiencing feelings of Dina Perez-Neira, Ph.D.depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, fear, anger, denial, disappointment, guilt, or loneliness, you are not alone and you can learn to reduce your emotional or physical pain, improve your physical functioning, reduce your psychological distress, and regain your quality of life.

I’m a licensed psychologist, formerly with Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Administration, and most recently, faculty at the University of California San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine, teaching health professionals such as psychiatrists, medical doctors, and psychologists about chronic pain management.  I also have experience providing individual, couple, and group therapy. I offer bilingual (English/Spanish) science-, research-, and evidence-based psychological treatments that include psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), client-centered, and Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) therapies for individuals, couples, and groups.

Other Services

Bilingual one-hour presentations for medical, academic, and industry groups on topics such as:

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Cultural Competence for Latino Populations
Dr. Perez-Neira in the Community


Seminars and Lectures:
Medical Community

Living and Coping with Chronic Pain
University of California San Francisco Neuropathy Center

Chronic Pain Management
Marin Mental and Human Services

Effective Psychotherapy
San Francisco Mental Health Services ACCESS

Changing Your Mood
Cancer Awareness Resources and Education
San Francisco General Hospital

Cultural Competence and Psychotherapy
Chronic Pain Department, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco

Medical Benefits of Mindful Meditation
Mercedarian Society of Guatemala, Antigua City, Guatemala

Latino Culture and Psychotherapy
Chronic Pain Management Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco

Facing Uncertainty
Cancer Awareness Resources and Education
San Francisco General Hospital

Local Community

Spirituality in the Family
St. Dominic’s Church, San Francisco

Mindful Meditation and Diaphragmatic Breathing
St. Dominic’s Church Adult Group

Mindful Meditation
San Francisco Archdioceses

Getting to Know Myself
San Francisco Archdioceses Community Leaders

Long-Lasting Happy Marriages
St. Dominic’s Church Young Adults Group

Small Business Presentations:

Happiness vs. JOY

Process of Forgiving (2 part)

Radio Show:

Nuestro Ninos
Interactive Parenting Media, Bay Area and Monterey

Couple’s Workshop:

How to Keep the Romance in the Couple
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church Community