Amanda Peterson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. Amanda received her Master of Arts degree in Adlerian Therapy from Adler Graduate School, a Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
She utilizes an eclectic, client-centered approach to therapy, working collaboratively with clients to find what works for them. She focuses on client strengths and helps clients to develop tools and skills to change unhealthy thought patterns, cope with stressors and symptoms, and build strong relationships. She values creating a nonjudgemental, empathetic, and safe environment for clients to do their work.
She is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) from ART International to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem. Amanda is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and utilizes these skills for experiential therapy.
Amanda’s Treatment Approaches Include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Adlerian Therapy
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions and Stress
- Relationship Conflict
- Communication Difficulties
- Preteen/Teenagers (12-17 years old)
- Young Adults (18-25 years old)
- Adults (26+)