Emily Peterson, MS, LPC-IT is a Licensed Professional Counselor In Training. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication. She then received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Winona State University. Ms. Peterson’s theoretical orientation is primarily in Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered therapies. Her Master’s-level internship was at Winona State University’s Counseling & Wellness Services working with college students. She has also worked with individuals and groups specifically utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills and techniques.
Ms. Peterson believes in maintaining a safe and collaborative environment where both the client and counselor can be their authentic selves. She aims to provide evidence-based treatments that are effective in creating noticeable change for the client. Ms. Peterson focuses on skill-building and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals. She also works with individuals and groups to understand how thoughts and feelings can affect behavior.
Ms. Peterson sees individuals that range in age from 16 years of age and older. Some treatments she utilizes include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with students to obtain testing, class, and general accommodations in the college setting.