Maxwell J. Berlyant, Ph.D.
LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Psychotherapy
My mission is to engage the individual and family system,
working collaboratively to facilitate lasting change using an evidenced-based approach.
1801 Bush St. San Francisco, CA
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Provider Member
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy.
I provide evidence-based treatment from a strengths-based perspective and have specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) for Tics / Tourette’s / Trichotillomania. I provide CBT/Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, as well as seeing clients for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, behavioral problems, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), stress management, and provide parent coaching support.
On a personal note, I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and provided clinical services throughout the Bay Area and in the East Coast. I value time with my family and enjoy swimming, hiking, and ballroom dancing with my wife. I am interested in the mind-body connection and therapeutic role of movement and dance. I am bilingual - English and Russian.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tics, Tourette’s, Trichotillomania
I have a specialty interest in the evaluation and treatment of OCD and Tic Disorders. I work with children, adolescent, and adult clients providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) for Tics / Tourette’s / Trichotillomania. I am a provider member of the International