Paula Peterson

(LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Paula Peterson. I am licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin since 2007. I am grateful that you are reading my profile and if you connect to what I am sharing, please contact me.
It takes courage and humility to seek out help. Great job noticing your need and taking the step to get your need met!!

I chose the counseling field because of seeing the power of being vulnerable with the struggles of our lives and being cared for in that vulnerability. I know that our mental health is just as important as taking care of the other aspects of ourselves. I obtained a degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin-Stout. I have practiced in a day treatment and outpatient setting. I have worked successfully with adults and adolescents. I bring to my practice the belief that we as humans have in us, an innate ability to work through life's struggles. I seek to tap into that ability within our counseling relationship. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, self worth and self esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, and anger management. I also enjoy working with addictions, depression and spiritual struggles.

Lastly, if what I have shared fits for you, please reach out. I look forward to getting to know you and walking with you at this time in your journey. If what I have shared does not fit, I hope you are able to find a good fit for you and your needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Codependency , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3934-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

Other #EL05980 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Paula is amazing!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is going through a challenging season! I have never been to counseling before so I was pretty hesitant. I was also a little nervous about not doing it in person, I was unsure if I'd really be able to build that strong connection. Only a few weeks in and I can say, Paula has exceeded my expectations! She is everything I was looking for in a couselor; kind, respectful, empathetic, compassionate, and just genuinely cares about my feelings and struggles. I am so thankful a friend recommended BetterHelp and I found Paula as a couselor. Thank you so much Paula, for being who you are!

Written by E.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Paula is amazing and has made me feel so comfortable opening up, which isn't easy. She makes it professionally while still feeling like a friendly conversation. I went through a couple counselors before her and it's like a 360 degree difference. Very happy.

Written by K.R. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Paula is amazing! She just has a way that makes me more confident in my own decision making skills. She listens to my concerns and addresses them.

Written by K.E. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Paula is a great therapist. She understands my needs and my struggles. She helps encourage me to be the best me.

Written by K.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu

Best one I've had and I've had a lot!

Written by K.R. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I really appreciate the time I have with Paula. She listens without judgement; her responses are thoughtful and real. She provides resources for extra information and growth between our sessions.

Written by D.E. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks

Paula is great it’s nice to be able to talk someone without bias she helps me realize things about myself without really saying much she just analyses my thoughts and points out the main idea she doesn’t try to persuade my ideas or thoughts. She is great

Written by K.E. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

amazing wholesome woman. she has a beautiful soul who has helped me so much. i was always hesitant about therapy but she makes it so easy.

Written by H.E. on Apr 23, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Paula is the best counselor I’ve ever had. She is a great listener, is very empathetic, I can tell she really cared about her clients. She’s amazing.

Written by S.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I LOVE HER. She is amazing, I’m so thankful for her.

Written by L.A. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I had an immediate connection with Paula. She really cares about addressing things that I would like to talk about, and she’s extremely supportive and has made counseling a wonderful experience!

Written by D.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Paula has been very helpful and responsive for me. I feel she understands my areas of concern and helps me address them with practical ideas. She is compassionate and respectful, and I feel very much at ease with her.

Written by H.A. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I wish my friends who are depressed or anxious or have gone through trauma could see Paula. I don't know if this can be a replacement for in person therapy. It's too early to say, but the couple times that I have met with Paula have been transformative. I feel truly heard. She asks me exactly what I need to explore and process. She finds creative ways to help me engage my body, mind, and heart in my own healing journey. She understands what I am saying and isn't judgmental. She acknowledges my experiences and never demeans or questions or belittles what I have to say. My immediate present circumstances have improved by being able to talk with a professional who celebrates my humanity and is a confidential place I can carry my burdens to without it harming my friends and family. I have been a better partner, friend, and family member for it.

Written by L.O. on Feb 06, 2021 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Paula is extremely helpful and professional, easy to talk to, and very understanding. She has already helped me process alot of my emotions in just a few weeks.

Written by C.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Paula is awesome! Kind, compassionate, flexible and offers sound advice. I actually see her as a counsellor and a life coach and am so grateful I get to check in with her every week.

Written by A.N. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 4 months

Absolutely amazing! She’s helped me a ton

Written by N.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paula is fantastic. She will find opportunities to expand your thinking and creative ways to cope and work through life’s challenges.

Written by M.O. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 months

I’ve had one other counselor through my college’s health and wellness center, and both he and Paula were really good listeners. They both make an effort to understand my problems, which is why I would suggest to anyone that they should find a counselor.

The reason I really appreciate Paula’s work is that she is very knowledgeable and creative in the way she gives guidance and resources for my concerns. I was worried about finding a counselor through betterhelp because I didn’t know the qualifications and expertise of who I’d be paired with. I had no reason to be worried.

Paula’s given me so many resources for finding guidance in my worries and concerns, and I’m beyond appreciative.

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Paula is absolutely amazing. She is super informative and helps me process my own emotions. 100% would recommend.

Written by D.E. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Paula for almost a month now. She listens so well and gives great feedback. She makes me feel really comfortable and always responds quickly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, she’s already helped me tremendously!

Written by J.I. on Feb 05, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks

Paula has been great to work with. She’s a good listener, offers thoughtful suggestions & she often checks in by sending messages during the week that are really considerate & thoughtful.

Written by J.A. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Paula is great!! She listens to you and responds back so quickly!