About Daniela Owen, PhD

Daniela Owen (PSY 23748) received her PH.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. Dr. Owen treats attention/concentration problems, oppositional behavior, social skills deficits, anxiety disorders (phobias, panic, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions), mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), adjustment to life transitions (including parent divorce), stress management, enuresis, and eating disorders in children and adolescents. She treats anxiety, mood disorders, attention and concentration problems, and social skills deficits in adults. She also specializes in couples’ communication, satisfaction within relationships, and effective parenting strategies. To schedule an appointment, call 510.652.4455 ext. 4. To learn more about Dr. Owen, visit her profile here.
12 02, 2020

To Your Health: Small Steps to Get it Done

By | February 12th, 2020|Mood Matters|

It’s winter. It’s cold! Our animal friends are hibernating. Many humans also feel the pull to do less physically this time of year. But I’m here to tell you, this is a trap! With shorter days and colder temperatures keeping us indoors, our moods are already fragile. Doing physical activity helps for several reasons. […]

31 05, 2019

Powering Off

By | May 31st, 2019|Sleep Sense, Teen Topics|

Summer is upon us! For many that means no school, (family) vacations, and more free time. A recent New York Times article ominously titled “Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer” speaks of just how much of our free time we spend on our phones. The article cites research about the […]

19 12, 2018

Keeping Kids Active During Holiday Break…Without Electronics

By | December 19th, 2018|Kid Korner|

Despite the joy of the holidays, parents often wonder how to keep their children entertained. Here are non-electronic ways to engage kids over school break.

25 05, 2018

Transition to Summer

By | May 25th, 2018|Mood Matters, Teen Topics|

While we usually think of carefree days, summer can actually be very stressful as schedules shift dramatically. Here are 4 tips to help you keep summer stress-free.

26 05, 2017

How to Survive Finals: Tips for being prepared and coping well with the intensity of finals

By | May 26th, 2017|Teen Topics|

Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful finals week.

9 09, 2016

The Many Faces of Bullying Part 1: Face-to-face exclusion

By | September 9th, 2016|Kid Korner, Teen Topics|

In an age of parents sticking up for their children regardless of how wrong their children’s behavior is, Leslie Blanchard’s post “4th grader comes home with disturbing news – then mom realizes her ‘worst nightmare’ is coming true” is refreshingly honest. Rather than candy-coating the situation of her daughter leaving a well-meaning peer out “just […]

23 11, 2015

The Real Cost of High Achievement… Life or Death Decisions

By | November 23rd, 2015|Mood Matters, Teen Topics|

In the December 2015 issue of the The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin wrote a thoughtful and haunting piece entitled “The Silicon Valley Suicides: Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?” With Palo Alto just a bit south of our group in Oakland, the article really hit home. Teenagers […]

8 11, 2015

Does your child have a hard time calming down? Belly Breathing can help

By | November 8th, 2015|Kid Korner|

Does your child have a hard time calming down when she gets angry? Does you child get really worked up when he’s scared? Does your child seem unable to cope with big emotions? Perhaps one of the simplest and most effective calming strategies would help your child gain more control over his emotions. It is […]