"Speaking with Kari is like catching up with a friend I have known forever and her wisdom and insight bring a lot of clarity and peace to my current situations. Very thankful to have been matched with her."
I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I have been an adoptive and foster parent. I taught 6th grade for 14 years and am a certified Special Education teacher in the state of Missouri. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I utilize solution focused and cognitive behavioral styles of therapy. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
MO LCSW 2022021126
Ms Peterson is very passionate about helping others she is the best! She is also very knowledgeable in managing stress.
Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Kari for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Speaking with Kari is like catching up with a friend I have known forever and her wisdom and insight bring a lot of clarity and peace to my current situations. Very thankful to have been matched with her.
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Kari has many useful tips and is kind and understanding. I like the fact that she is open minded and non judgemental and you feel that she really cares.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kari has a very relatable communication style. She is very kind and is able to follow me jumping from subject to subject quickly. I have awful social anxiety and my first session she helped put me at ease. This girl knows her stuff she is very knowledgeable and it shows.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kari is easy to talk to and down to earth. We just started but she has shared some good tips for anxiety. She responds to messages quickly and it’s convenient with the different type of sessions.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Kari is professional and kind. She has a great understanding of my situation and has helped me deal with it by offering concrete solutions and coping strategies. While my preference would be to meet in person, this has been a positive experience. I would recommend her.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem