Robert Perl, PsyD

About Dr. Perl


I am a Licensed Psychologist in Berkeley, California. I have been practicing in the Bay Area for over 20 years, and for the last 15 in my Downtown Berkeley office. I have extensive experience providing long-term and time-limited psychotherapy, and have taught, trained, supervised, and mentored countless clinicians. My work has addressed the full spectrum of problems and disorders, with a range of populations in settings such as hospitals, agencies, schools, and businesses. I love what I do, and I am honored to have helped so many people and organizations.

My experience includes years of assessment and consultation work. In addition to my private practice, I am a Senior Consultant at the Dilan Consulting Group in San Francisco. In past years, I served as a School Psychologist in the public schools and as a Staff Psychologist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. I am former Dean and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, and former Core Faculty at the Wright Institute's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. I have published articles and presented my work nationally, and have taught a number of psychotherapy courses and professional trainings throughout my career.

In addition to practice and my academic career, I have held leadership positions in a number of local, state, and national professional organizations and committees. I was the 2014 President of the Alameda County Psychological Association, and more recently served the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology as Secretary/Treasurer

I welcome your interest in any aspect of my services or professional experience.


  • Licensed Psychologist, California (PSY 18500)
  • Health Service Psychologist Credential


  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology
           The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology
           The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology and Anthropology
           University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • California Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA)
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • APA Divisions: 44 (LGBT), 39 (Psychoanalysis), 31 (State Affairs), 13 (Consulting), 10 (Aesthetics/Creativity/Arts)

"Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”

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