Welcome to the practice of Fred Peipman, PhD (licensed psychologist) and Mariella Lauriola, PhD (psychological assistant). We are a vibrant psychology practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, working to help individuals, couples, and families manage life's challenges and transitions, improve overall happiness, and undo mental and emotional stress.
We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and relationship and family issues, as well as helping people move towards their valued goals with a coaching and positive psychology.
We offer psychotherapy, educational consulting, clinical hypnosis for behavioral changes, and coaching in an effective and direct, compassionate manner that helps you learn the skills and habits live according to your goals and values.
Individual, Couples, and Family Psychotherapy
Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) and interpersonal social rhythm therapy (IPSRT)
Client centred psychotherapy
Clinical hypnosis for anxiety, stress, depression, behavior changes, and ADHD
Solution-focused supportive therapy that gets you into the action phase towards your goals
We have experience in:
Wilderness therapy and residential treatment
Working with families with a relative in treatment
Helping technology industry workers manage stress, employment dynamics, and career issues
Understanding life's transitions, challenges with anxiety and depression
Relationship and communication issues for couples
Dementia differential diagnosis
Geriatric and older adult psychotherapy and counseling
Sleep clinical assessment
Psychological support for people suffering from dementia and their relatives/caregivers
Psychological support for clients experiencing an acute crisis (e.g. suicide attempt/ideation, psychosis)
Coaching and Consulting
Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching for individuals, organizations
Organizational and management coaching, human interactions, communications
Parent coaching (rules and boundaries, consequences, co-parenting)
Telephone and Internet Video Sessions
Private internet video coaching sessions via Doxy, a HIPAA-compliant online platform
Telephone coaching and counseling
Dr Fred Peipman is an in-network provider for most Anthem Blue Cross of California plans.
We are an out of network provider for Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare
Although we do not accept insurance reimbursement from other plans, we can help you with a "super bill" which you can submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.