Debra Perez

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Debra M. Perez has been a licensed counselor in NM for over 20 years, treating trauma in minority populations and rural communities. She currently provides telebehavioral health services online in a private practice serving rural New Mexico. Dr. Perez is a Board Certified Telebehavioral Health Provider, level three, and holds a special credential in problem gambling treatment and a certification in aromatherapy. Dr. Perez is a coeditor and coauthor on a telebehavioral health book for counselors and on a diagnosis and treatment bookd for children and adolescents and has written several chapters covering topics such as working with children of same gendered parents and transitioning classrooms to the online platform. Dr. Perez serves on NM Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice as president, on NMCA as president-elect, on the Social Justice and Advocacy committee for ACSSW as cochair, and on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice committee of IARTC.


PhD, University of the Cumberlands