Daniela Owen is a licensed psychologist and assistant director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Owen is also Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Program at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, she is a steering committee member of the Northern California CBT Network and she organizes talks for the Bay Area Pediatric Study Group for pediatric-focused clinicians in various disciplines. Dr. Owen also serves as the mental health consultant to the SF Ballet School, as well as offering clinical consultation to colleagues locally in the Bay Area.
Dr. Owen 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. Dr. Owen has served as a primary therapist in several clinical settings including The Long Island Jewish Zucker-Hillside Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Child and Family Psychological Services, The Psychological Center at Stony Brook University, and Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek.
In addition to clinical work and teaching, Dr. Owen has a strong research background and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a chapter in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology. She attends national conferences on CBT annually and presents locally and nationally. Dr. Owen is committed to incorporating Evidence Based Treatments into her work, carefully tailoring therapy to each individual or family’s needs.