Philosophy and Practices

Our Philosophy About Helping People Feel Their Best


Dr. Peter Berndt, M.D. is committed to helping people feel their mental, physical and emotional best. Whether with individuals in private session, with company executives or employees in a stress management program, with patients in assisted living centers and nursing homes, or facilitating family support groups, Dr. Peter Berndt is committed to helping improve the lives of others.

Dr. Berndt believes that:

  • People have an innate wish for balance and health. Dr. Berndt works to align himself with that inner force, supporting and encouraging healthy behaviors.
  • Many people experience problems because they have never learned effective ways to express their feelings. Dr. Berndt assists his clients in recognizing feelings and expressing them in words in order to avoid medical or psychological illness.
  • Psychotherapy, an educational process done in a non-critical and supportive environment, helps people learn new behaviors and ways of thinking. They can then successfully integrate those changes into their daily lives, creating healthy habits.

Their primary focuses are on:

  • Stress-related medical and psychiatric illness
  • Women’s Issues
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and related syndromes
  • Depression (including post-partum depression)
  • Anxiety
  • Pain syndromes
  • Work-related issues (stress management, conflict resolution, change management, team building, and creative/innovative-thinking workshops)
  • Clinical hypnosis for relaxation training, conditioning for childbirth, and treatment of habit disorders (smoking cessation, weight control, fear of flying and other phobias)
  • Pregnancy and postpartum related issues


If you or someone you know are looking for a psychiatrist in The Woodlands, TX or surrounding areas,  please contact Dr. Peter Berndt to set up an appointment.

For more information about our services, please contact our office or contact us through our Psychology Today listing.