Peter Oppermann, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek
Feeling restless or easily distracted? Lacking energy, motivation, focus, or direction in life? Spinning your wheels in your career or relationships? Prone to pleasing others at all costs, yet feeling unhappy and misunderstood? Always too busy to stop and smell the flowers? I'd like to help you become more empowered, confident, and satisfied through facing and letting go of your fears, irritating beliefs, guilt, and suffering, so you can learn to communicate more effectively and have healthy relationships. For more than twenty-five years I have provided time-limited and in-depth psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups.
Within a compassionate, safe and collaborative environment, I combine different styles of psychotherapy including psycho-dynamic, experiential, solution oriented, cognitive, and mindfulness-informed approaches. For the past 19 years I have provided evaluations, counseling, and education on managing dementia, difficult behaviors, and caregiver burnout in inpatient and outpatient geriatric care.
My main goal is to facilitate your passage through major life transitions from leaving home, marriage, divorce as well as illness and grief. Above all I want to help you understand the impact of past relationships on the present and future in the service of mastery.
Call or Email Peter Oppermann for a free phone consultation now - (925) 365-6955


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1988
  • License No. and State: PSY12395 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Fear of Failure or Success
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: German


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Caregiver Support
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psycho-Education
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015
Peter Oppermann, PhD, Psychologist in Walnut Creek

Peter Oppermann

Psychologist, PhD