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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 3934-125
Paula is one of the best gifts I have given myself. I can’t imagine this past year without her!
Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Paula continues to be an excellent therapist. I would recommend her and betterhelp without hesitation.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
I have been seeing Paula for a very long time through many seasons of my life. She has always been supportive and helpful and helps me to get back in the right frame of mind.
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Paula has been extremely supportive and responsive when I need her. She has helped me work through some of the biggest changes in my life. Highly recommend her!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Paula is absolutely wonderful! I’ve been to 7 different therapists in my lifetime and Paula far surpasses my experiences with any of them.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Paula has been extremely helpful during a time that I really needed someone. She listens and offers helpful feedback. She's flexible and gets back to my messages really quickly. Paula is great!!
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue