Katie Peterman, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY28781
Eduction, Training, & Experience
Katie is a licensed psychologist in the state of California (PSY28781). After receiving her master’s degree in psychology from Boston University, Katie earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco.
Since 2010, Katie has had the privilege to work with people with diverse identities and histories in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, and eating disorder treatment programs. She completed her predoctoral internship at Temple University's Tuttleman Counseling Services in Philadelphia, where she conducted therapy, assessment, and crisis intervention with young adults, as well as co-facilitated emotion regulation skills groups and process groups for women with eating disorders. She spent her post-doctoral training practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) at a group practice, specializing in individual and group therapy for adolescents and adults with a variety of issues that interfered with their quality of life.
Prior to opening her private practice, Katie worked as a staff psychologist at The Healthy Teen Project in Los Altos, a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient eating disorder treatment program, where she conducted individual, group, and family therapy with adolescents and young adults recovering from eating disorders.
Katie is a certified Be Body Positive Group facilitator and she is also certified in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders.
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP)
San Francisco Psychological Association
Marin Psychological Association
Katie Peterman, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who is dedicated to providing collaborative and compassionate psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience working with individuals with eating disorders as well as with their families. In addition to her specialization in the treatment of eating and body image concerns, she also works with teens and adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.
Katie enjoys working with people of all backgrounds. Using an integrative approach, she tailors treatment to the unique needs of each person. She combines mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and relational therapies in her practice. Additionally, she often incorporates interventions from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to support individuals in managing intense emotions or improving communication with others. She values understanding past experiences, including relationships with important others, as these experiences can often impact present challenges. Katie appreciates the vulnerability it takes to share openly with another person. She views building a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship as essential to bringing about change in therapy.
Katie believes in each person’s inherit resiliency and wisdom. She aims to help individuals reconnect with their strengths as they move toward cultivating a rich and sustainable sense of well-being. She is passionate about supporting others in discovering and appreciating who they truly are and making choices that feel authentic and respectful to themselves and their bodies.