Home - Peter Oppermann, Ph.D.

You may find yourself overwhelmed and distracted by the amount of different types of mental health professionals offering their services, reflecting the way in which this ever-changing world can pose extreme challenges to our ability to focus and stay on-target.

Sometimes, you may find yourself feeling like it is just too much to make a choice of any kind-- whether it is buying something new, choosing which school to go to, which job to take, which person to date, which friendships to make or keep, which people to trust, or to simply make a decision about anything at all.

Sometimes it may feel like we are either living in the future or in the past, or we become preoccupied with trying to please others or meet the myriad of expectations placed on us. I understand that the abundance of mental health professionals available can make the search for the right therapist extremely taxing, but finding the right fit is something that one should not ignore.

So how can I help?

Let me tell you a little more about myself:
In over 30 years of professional experience as a licensed clinical psychologist, I have encountered and helped people of all walks of life and cultural as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.

My private practice includes twenty-something-year-olds who can't find their way in this complicated world or simply "fail to launch," older adults, victims of trauma,  couples, and families.

I particularly enjoy helping adults, who have been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD and/ or social anxiety,  become more focused and effective,  overcome their impulsive behaviors and often self-destructive tendencies, and contain their anxiety and depression. I also teach ways by which to understand and manage aging, chronic illness, disability, pain and stress. Above all, my focus is on mastering life's major challenges such as leaving home, transitioning from one culture to another, marriage, divorce and grief.

I am glad to have been given the opportunity to help people within the whole spectrum of mental health, including inpatient, community mental health, skilled nursing and rehab, and outpatient psychotherapy. Beyond direct clinical work, I have also provided supervision, education, consultation, and administrative services.