Diane Petroni, PhD
4990 Speak Lane, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95118
(408)266-7826 x 104
Contact by phone
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist & also have a doctorate in clinical psychology.
Board Certified: Yes-Board of Behavioral Sciences
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years
Number of patients with eating disorders treated annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BS Psychology, MA Family Counseling, PHD Clinical Psychology, EMDR Level I & II, hypnotherapy, published research in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. Eating disorders, addiction and PTSD are areas of special training, & along with a General Private Practice of 28 years.
TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY: My work is informed by a number of approaches including cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, transactional and family systems. A collaborative team approach including a psychiatrist, primary care physician, and a registered dietician is especially helpful in working with eating disorders.As a therapist I see my role as a trusted professional here to help increase a client's self-understanding, and consider options to move in the direction of better overall health and balance.
I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as:I think in most cases an eating disorders remains an underlying factor in one's life journey. Recovery, however, is when the eating disorder no longer is the organizing feature of one's life. With enough tools and self-understanding it moves to a background position and can pop up as an indicator when we are over-stressed or out of balance. It becomes like a red light on the dashboard of your car that gets your attention before there is a problem with your engine.
LANGUAGES: English, basic Italian
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Couples, Families, Females, Males
CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced and willing in working as part of a team.
FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.