About Us

Paula McMillan-Perez, MSW, LCSW – Founder/Coaching Director

Paula McMillan-Perez, LCSW is a first-generation Afro-Caribbean Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Social Work Systems & Workflow Strategist, and Host of the “Why Don’t We Talk About This?” Podcast. She was raised and currently resides in the Bronx, NY. Paula received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. Saint Mary College as a dual Psychology and Human Service major. She is also a graduate of Adelphi University earning a Master of Social Work degree. In addition, also obtained certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has a diverse area of expertise serving all ages for over 10+ years. Though she has varied experience in the areas of child welfare, forensic social work, and school social work she specializes in Anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-informed care.

During her work in the many communities in New York City, she saw a gap that needed to be filled.  Creating equitable access to supportive coaching services in communities of color in founding Personalize Your Coaching, LLC (PYC.) PYC partners with emerging educators and mental health professionals. She and her team work to support growth using a mental wellness lens.

Additionally, Paula was one of several dynamic social work co-authors of the bestseller Latinx in Social Work: Stories that Heal, Inspire and Connect Communities, Vol I. She takes great pride in supporting the education and development of our next generation of social workers into one of the greatest helping professions available.

She also enjoys spending time with her husband JR and her fur baby Fonzie, traveling and participating in activities to increase equity and de-stigmatize mental health in our communities.

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