Fred Peipman, PhD

Licensed psychologist

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.

For more information or to schedule an initial free 15-minute telephone consultation or an appointment, please contact our assistant, Carrie Euler:    510-736-5871


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

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Geriatric and older adult psychotherapy and counseling

  • Psychological support for people suffering from dementia and their relatives/caregivers