Fred Peipman, PhD

Licensed psychologist

Mariella Lauriola, PhD

Psychological assistant

We are a vibrant  psychology practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, where we provide action-oriented, solution-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a conversational, compassionate, and interactive format. If you are ready to take action, then we will be a good match!

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 with:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship, and family dynamics

  • Families with a relative in treatment (e.g. wilderness therapy, residential, rehab.)

  • LGBT issues in individuals, relationships, and family systems

  • Technology industry workers managing stress, employment dynamics, and career issues

  • Relationship and communication issues for couples, including LGBT and Poly relationships

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Asexuality (Ace) identified individuals, in group and individual counseling

  • Geriatric and older adults in psychotherapy

  • Psychological testing for memory, learning issues, ADHD, executive functioning, personality traits