Teresa Peterson APCC

Teresa is supervised by Dr. Jodi Abramowitz

First, I’m so glad you’re taking the time to read my bio because making sure you connect with your therapist is one of the most important elements of your therapy experience.

Something I tell all my clients: “You are the expert of your life, your body, and your story. Not me. I’m here to collaborate with you and hold space for you to explore, process and develop helpful skills that will carry you through every step of your unique self-discovery and healing practices.”

About my approach to therapy: My training is in mental health counseling and health psychology so my practice is grounded in a whole-person, integrative approach. I operate from the perspective that mind and body are one and the same, and our physical sensations have just as much to say about our lived experience and our healing, as our thoughts, environment, and emotions do. An egalitarian, trauma-informed, multi-culturally humble, and client-centered approach to therapy is essential to my practice. I am affirming of all identities.

How I “do” therapy: I see my role as your therapist being to collaborate, illuminate, and support. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, educational, honest, and real. I will be the first to acknowledge when a situation just really sucks and never “silver-line” or “bright-side” your struggles. I don’t simply say nice things or tell folks what they’d like to hear. I listen deeply, validate, empathize, affirm and compassionately challenge. I recognize the importance of being seen and heard while simultaneously finding the right balance for offering you direction in our sessions.

Areas of Focus:
Identity Development/Self-Esteem
Transitions across the lifespan
Grief & Loss
Relationship Issues
Career Development

Treatment Approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Creative/Expressive Art Interventions
Somatic Awareness

As a human and a therapist I am always learning (from my peers, my clients, and the world we live in)!