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Gabriel Perfecto, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Supervised by Karina Tamayo, LMFT



Licensing and Education

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #132460

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, San Jose State University

Specialized Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Family Systems

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Gottman Method (Level I and II in progress)

Clinical Background

  • TherapyWorks, Los Gatos, CA

    • provided psychotherapy to adults, couples, adolescents and families

    • conducted individualized assessment and treatment planning with clients to ensure desired goals were identified 

    • processed various clinical topics with clients such as mood disorders (depression, anxiety), substance abuse, relationship conflicts/issues, infidelity, work/school-related concerns

    • collaborated with interdisciplinary providers for care coordination of clients

    • managed criss and safety client concerns 

  • County of Santa Clara Health & Hospital Systems (Mobile Crisis Response Team)

    • provided initial screening of client referrals from community and law enforcement agencies to assess for emergency/crisis concerns

    • completed risk assessment of clients during crisis and emergency situations and conducted 5150 holds when clients met legal criteria

    • provided crisis intervention services and developed safety plans, including referrals for community-based services/resources to support them

    • collaborated with local law enforcement agencies to ensure mental health advocacy and presence on scene

    • followed-up with non-urgent requests from law enforcement agencies for clients of concern that may present mental health and safety concerns

  • Starlight Community Services, San Jose, CA

    • provided counseling services children, and adolescents struggling with anxiety, ADHD, Disruptive/Impulse-control disorders, trauma, Bipolar and other related disorders, and Substance related disorders

    • conducted formal intake evaluation/assessments, determined mental health diagnoses, and developed treatment plans 

    • provided crisis intervention to ensure client safety through safety plans, and appropriate community resources when needed 

  • Momentum for Mental Health, San Jose, CA

    • provided care for high acuity adult clients with severe mental illness and co-occurring diagnoses: Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depression, PTSD, and Substance-related disorders

    • assessed and connected clients to programs such as Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs), and Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs) 

    • developed mental health assessments and transformational care planning documents to support client needs

    • care-coordinated with case managers and provided clinical feedback and progress

    • worked within interdisciplinary teams consisting of other therapists, and medical providers

    • ensured continuity of care for client with local crisis residential programs and other mental health agencies 

  • West Valley College, San Jose, CA

    • provided individual psychotherapy sessions with college-aged students struggling with ADHD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, school-related stress, sexuality issues, and suicidal ideation

    • utilized screening tools such as Patient Health Questionnaires and other assessment tools to better identify students' struggles

    • completed suicide risk assessments and provided follow up referrals

    • monitored client progress and re-visited treatment plans/goals

  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Santa Clara, CA

    • provided outpatient therapy with clients on the Autism Spectrum

    • worked with families as a behavioral analysis therapist to develop behavioral intervention plans to support child clients struggles

    • trained incoming therapists in the delivery of ABA to clients

    • collaborated and worked with parents, and other team members to create alignment and effectiveness in behavioral interventions  

Associations & Memberships

  • Any like ??? California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)