Dr. Carole Petiet PHD
Psychologist2340 Ward St Suite 105 Berkeley CA, 94705
Individual, couple, and family therapy; all ages. Clinical consultation for other therapists and supervisor for registered psych assistants, interns, and trainees. Consultant regarding Integrative HealthCare.
Dr. Carole Petiet PHD's Expert Contributions
No. Psychoanalysis requires a professional with many years of training. READ MORE
The most important single activity for depression is aerobic exercise, preferably gradually working up to an hour 5-6 days a week. It helps to change the biochemistry of the brain and body. Being outdoors is also very helpful, as well as communicating openly with important open caring people in your life. Depending on the severity of your depression, it might be helpful to see a very skilled integrative mental health care therapist. Warm regards, Carole Petiet, PhD, SEP, RN READ MORE
I would encourage you to see a good psychologist who is also a SEP (somatic practitioner, who understands how trauma gets stored in the body and how to help the body re-regulate back to positive energetic flow). See www.traumahealing.org for information and "see a practitioner" for referrals close to wherever you live. Warm regards, Carole Petiet, PhD, SEP, RN READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
Professional Society Memberships
- American Psychological Association
Articles and Publications
- Carole Petiet, PhD, The Day I Died: Brain Trauma and the Journey Back (Bloomington, IN: Archway Pub., 2016).
- Petiet, Townes, Brooks, & Kramer (1988). Neurobehavioral and psychosocial functioning of women exposed to high altitude in mountaineering. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 67, 443-452.
Hobbies / Sports
- Runner, Expert Skier, Mountain Climber, Scuba Diving, World Travel, Family Time
Dr. Carole Petiet PHD's Practice location
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Get to know Psychologist Dr. Carole Petiet, who serves patients in Berkeley, California.
Dr. Petiet is a licensed psychologist who is currently serving patients at her own private practice located in Berkeley, California. She works with individuals from children through elderly, couples, and families. “My aim is to be helpful with others in the ways they seek, to help people know their true thoughts, feelings, and desires. I believe in loving deeply and fully in my work and life, while at the same time holding needed boundaries for safety and privacy,” said Dr. Petiet.
Dr. Petiet is a Licensed Psychologist in California. She is also a somatic experiencing practitioner (SEP) with post advanced certificates of Touch Skills Training and Eye of the Needle. In addition, she is fully trained in EMDR. Dr. Petiet is a registered nurse (RN) and is licensed in California. She also serves as an Integrative Healthcare and Mental Healthcare Consultant. Dr. accompanies people in developing inner attunement to their body, emotions, mind, spirit, and relationships.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Petiet served on the faculty at Rosebridge Graduate School in Concord, California from 1986 to 1994. There, she developed and co-directed the Women’s Specialty Program.
Dr. Petiet is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). The mission of the APA is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
Dr. Petiet received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Berkeley, California in 1982. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas in 1975.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind. It includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. As a psychologist, Dr. Petiet’s specialities include treatment of trauma, grief, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, spiritual issues, alcohol and drug abuse, and relationship problems – among others. In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Petiet utilizes hypnosis, sandplay therapy, sports psychology, and wilderness therapy.
Dr. Petiet has led numerous day and week long seminars on a variety of topics including: grief, divorce adjustment, chemical dependency, psychology of women, self-hypnosis, sports psychology techniques for performance enhancement, hope, as well as wilderness therapy retreats. Dr. Petiet is a Berkeley winner of the 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards in Psychology. She has also been interviewed for USA Today, and for California & Colorado local newspapers and television news shows.
In 2016, Dr. Petiet released a book titled ‘The Day I Died: Brain Trauma and the Journey Back’. It tells her story as a psychologist and registered nurse who had a catastrophic, near-fatal injury while ski racing with her daughter. It is a riveting story about the trauma and healing of an indomitable woman who shares with readers about how to navigate complex traumas toward full healing.
In her spare time, Dr. Petiet enjoys running, savoring beauty in the world including nature, performing arts, scuba diving, and international foods, traveling the world, and spending time with her friends and family. She is also an expert skier.
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