200 Tamal Plaza
Suite 235

Corte Madera, CA

94925

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Peterman Psychological Services, PC & Danzig Psychological Services, PC

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OUR SERVICES

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child & teen

services

parentING
services

adult

SERVICES

consultation &

speaking 

engagements

Child & Teen Services

 

 

 

Our treatment approach is collaborative, individualized, and based in scientific research. Before beginning therapy, we like to meet both the child and caregivers to thoroughly assess and understand what brings your family to therapy, what previous experiences might be contributing to current concerns, unique family values, and specific therapy goals. This information will help us conceptualize how to best help you and develop a treatment plan for moving forward.

We view ourselves as “coaches” who assist children and families in learning new skills while also serving as a supportive and encouraging presence. We tailor our approach to treatment based on each family’s presenting concerns, and our goal is to see marked improvements in functioning as soon as possible. We have specialized experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with children, adolescents, and families, and we use measures validated in science to measure change and improvement in functioning over the course of treatment with each family we see.

 

CBT focuses on expanding awareness of reactions to stress, enhancing communication of emotional states, learning coping skills to handle difficult emotions and reduce unhelpful behaviors, practicing these skills in a variety of situations, and collaborating with family members on how to best support your child. CBT takes a flexible approach to meet the individual needs and unique presentation of a family. Therapy will help to:

 

Enhance understanding of the intersection between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors

 

Improve emotion and thought identification

Develop tools to “challenge” thoughts


Enhance problem-solving abilities

Learn relaxation strategies

Learn strategies to tolerate difficult emotions, including anxiety


Increase ability to face feared situations

Improve communication within the family

Strengthen parents' confidence with supporting their child face difficult situations

 

parenting Services

Helping parents better understand the factors that contribute to and maintain psychological difficulties is an important step towards mental health. In fact, parent “coaching” is often a critical and powerful component for the mental health treatment of children and teens! Once parents better understand why their children are acting the way they are, and how they can adapt parenting strategies to improve outcomes, the relationship between parents and children often significantly improve.

 

 Our treatment approach is collaborative, individualized, and based in scientific research. Before beginning therapy, we like to meet both the child and caregivers to thoroughly assess and understand what brings your family to therapy, what previous experiences might be contributing to current concerns, unique family values, and specific therapy goals. This information will help us conceptualize how to best help you and develop a treatment plan for moving forward.

 

Providing education and skills to parents is an important component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) when working with children. In fact, there may be times that parent “coaching” will be recommended over individual or family treatment! We have specialized experience using CBT with children, adolescents, and families, and we use measures validated in science to measure change and improvement in functioning over the course of treatment with each family we see. Therapy will help to:

Enhance understanding of the intersection between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors

 

Better understand the "function" of children's behavior

Develop behavioral plans to address difficult behaviors before they happen

Enhance limit setting and clear expectations for children

Learn specific language and tools to help children face their fears and other challenging situations 


Learn how to strike the right balance of "pushing" and "letting go" when supporting children cope in high anxiety situations

Improve communication within the family

Strengthen parents' confidence with supporting their child face difficult situations

Create opportunities to honor self-care and reduce burn-out

ADULT Services

 

Enhance understanding of the intersection between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors

 

Improve awareness of triggers and consequences of distressing emotions

  

Learn tools to "challenge" thoughts

Enhance problem-solving abilities

Improve assertive communication

  

Learn strategies to improve coping with anxiety and other difficult emotions


Reduce avoidance of anxiety-provoking situations

Explore values and ways to connect with them

Establish concrete goals based on values and structure plans to achieve them

Our treatment approach is collaborative, individualized, and based in scientific research. Before beginning therapy, we like to meet you to thoroughly assess and understand what brings you to therapy, what previous experiences might be contributing to current concerns, unique family values, and specific therapy goals. This information will help us conceptualize how to best help you and develop a treatment plan for moving forward.

 

We view ourselves as “coaches” who assist individuals in learning new skills while also serving as a supportive and encouraging presence. We tailor our approach to treatment based on each person’s presenting concerns, and our goal is to see marked improvements in functioning as soon as possible. We have specialized experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, and we use measures validated in science to measure change and improvement in functioning over the course of treatment with each person we see.

 

CBT focuses on expanding awareness of reactions to stress, enhancing communication of emotional states, learning coping skills to handle difficult emotions and reduce unhelpful behaviors, practicing these skills in a variety of situations, and strategizing on how to best support yourself moving forward. CBT takes a flexible approach to meet the individual needs and unique presentation of each person we see. Therapy will help to:

 

consultation & speaking engagements

We provide professional consultation services to other therapy providers on a one-time, as-needed, or ongoing basis. 

 

Our team is available to provide public education and speaking engagements within our areas of expertise. We have experience delivering presentations to schools, parenting groups, clinic and hospital staff, professionals in office settings, among others. Examples of potential presentations include:

Addressing anxiety within the school setting

Parenting tips for managing child anxiety

Assessing anxiety disorders

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety

Self-care for parents

Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Sleep Problems

Managing behavioral issues