I am licensed in Missouri with 3 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: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family Problems, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2022021126
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Kai is a very caring, well-educated therapist who has been helping me cope and with many other issues, she has been a great help!
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Kari Petersen is a wonderful therapist and a true blessing in my life. She has helped guide me through many challenging life circumstances that have come my way in the past year. We've been working together for 2.5 months, and I can already tell that I am developing better coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety, as well as getting closer to a more balanced life. Kari is filled with good, clear advice for a wide variety of situations, and she brings a high level of professionalism and support to each therapy session.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ms.Peterson is a hero!! She helped me get passed so many terrible things I've told her and she always gives me the best advice and she never talked down to me she makes feel like an actual person I'm very happy she was paired with me she's amazing and Ms.Peterson is a hero
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kari was very caring and empathetic, while also being very helpful in talking through issues. She was great at following up with resources and checking in to see how treatment was going. I highly recommend Kari as a therapist.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I am very happy with my therapist
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management