Wes Pederson, PhD, Psychologist in Redwood City
I have a down to earth, straight forward style, and use an integrative approach to therapy that is grounded in my Existential-Humanistic orientation. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT) for clients struggling with substance abuse, chronic depression or anxiety, long standing life and relationship issues, suicidal thoughts/behavior, or related problems. In my work with clients, I generally focus on expanding awareness of self-in-relationship, ability to be present to feeling states, release of long-held emotional patterns, and development of essential life and coping skills.
My primary area of focus is the process of self-realization, or embodying one's authentic self in the deepest and most effective sense. This has been the focus of my research and personal practice for many years, and I believe is the most valuable thing I offer my clients.
Please feel free to call me for a free consultation. I would be more than happy to discuss what has you looking for support and whether I may be a good fit for you.
Call or Email Wes Pederson for a free phone consultation now - (650) 645-9802


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: PSY26040 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Institute for Humanistic Studies / Advance Training
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Behavioral Tech, LLC / RO-DBT Intensive Training
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Wes Pederson's Groups

Men's Group

As men, we often have ways of "going it alone" in life. Without realizing it, we fall into patterns or circumstances that drain our vitality, leaving us feeling isolated, dissatisfied, or with a nagging sense that the life we are living is not quite the life we want. For thousands of years men have addressed this dilemma by periodically coming together to support each other to remember who we are, what truly matters to us, and how to live in accordance with our genuine values.

More about this group


  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential


  • Individuals
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016
Wes Pederson, PhD, Psychologist in Redwood City

Wes Pederson

Psychologist, PhD