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DeAndrea Peterson, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My counseling philosophy is If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

The thought of assisting and helping others has been a driving force instilled within me since childhood. I am an outgoing, down to earth person that does not meet a stranger. I am a firm believer that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions to the counseling process as we are all created differently and must be treated as such. My therapeutic strengths are my tenacious and “real world” approaches to counseling, offering simple and clear interventions.

My educational journey began at the prestigious Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL and concluded with the great Troy University. During that journey I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Delinquency and a minor in Sociology, and then secured a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology focusing in Clinical Mental Health. I have over fifteen years of experience working with youth and families in residential, non-traditional educational, and outpatient counseling settings. I look forward to assisting and helping each client work toward their therapeutic goals. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

AL LPC LPC04799

Reviews

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DeAndrea is like the big sister I should have had. Her approach is simple but so effective. She doesn't dominate the sessions and allows me to be me. I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions and highly recommend her.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with DeAndrea for 1 month

DeAndrea was an incredible counselor, she gave me meaningful and relatable advice and laughter. She helped provide me with tools to manage my anxiety and helped me create structure within my life. She is passionate about what she does, cares about her patients and I’m thankful for her services

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with DeAndrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd