Betsy Petersen

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014.

I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their environment. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered Therapy as a starting point, but also integrate other techniques that match clients’ needs, personality, and comfort level. I specialize in working with women in all stages of life with a focus on depression, anxiety and stress, female-related issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions.

I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult. Thank you for allowing me to help, and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #38508 (Expires: 2020-12-27)

LCSW #7324 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Betsy is so thoughtful and caring in our conversations. This is my first counseling experience, and she makes it so easy to open up while also giving great advice and other resources.

Written by D.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s been attentive during our chats and flexible on meeting times. I appreciate the worksheets and resources that she sends to help me think critically about our discussions.

Written by A.M. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Betsy is very thoughtful about her responses and supportive. She and I have been working through a lot of trauma. She has provided great tools to help hammer out somethings with life.

Written by C.H. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is very professional and has a perfect balance of making me feel comfortable and able to speak my mind! She has already helped me so much!

Written by K.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I really enjoy having Betsy as my counselor because she is very positive and thoughtful with her responses. I feel safe and comfortable confiding in her.

Written by S.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Betsy is a wonderful counselor. She is a listener, and also always knows what advice to give at the correct time. She is trusting and kind.

Written by N.E. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She really is a positive force of nature and always has a sympathetic ear.

Written by B.E. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

She is amazing and is helping me in so many ways!!

Written by M.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Betsy was my second counselor in here, and one of the most in depth, kind, and understanding people I have been able to speak to. She has helped guide me towards new healthy coping habits to the point where I finally feel normal again. I definitely recommend her!

Written by R.Y. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Betsy for 2 weeks

Great!! I highly recommend Betsy!