Meet Sara Peterson, MA, LPC

While working toward and after obtaining my Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology in New York City, I realized that working within a community to help individuals heal was the focus of my passion. I initially worked with disenfranchised and undomiciled women to regain their stability, confidence, and independence. Many of these women were victims of domestic violence and/or street crime. I continued to work with individuals who were struggling to be effective within their communities, advocating for them in court and coordinating appropriate treatment. Since 2005, I have specialized in working with adolescents with histories of trauma to address their attachment, mood, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Most recently, I have focused on treating adolescents and adults with acute, chronic, and complex trauma with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  While this is only one tool in my toolbox, I find it to be the most effective and efficient, specifically for adults motivated in their treatment.

I work with individuals with a wide variety of mental health symptoms, histories and experiences. I have been described as having a grounding presence as well as a supportive yet firm demeanor. I provide a genuine healing experience, which my clients describe as refreshing from the traditional therapeutic experience.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology, John Jay College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Arizona State University

Licenses and Certifications

  • Colorado, Licensed Professional Counselor, #5284
  • 2012, Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)