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Paula Peterson, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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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.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

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

License information

WI LPC 3934-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Peterson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Simply the best therapist one would ever hope to have. Knowledgeable, kind, anticipates needs, timely, thorough and thoughtful follow-up. The best!

Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 9 months on issues concerning depression, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Paula is an excellent therapist. Great listener with sound expertise and practical guidance. I look forward to every session I have with her, knowing each time I will take away something valuable that I can immediately apply to my circumstances.

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

I just started therapy with Paula, but I can tell you that she is there for her patients in all capacities. I feel very comfortable with her. Facing my mental health right now seems possible with Paula.

Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paula has been a great help to me!!! She has been a great coach!

Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 3 years and 2 months

Paula is kind caring and responsive. She has changed my life.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 years

Paula has been an amazing benefit for me. She takes the time to truly learn about you, allows you to talk, communicate and ask questions that result in a deep understanding and road map towards in my case an understanding, knowledge and path towards healing and preparation for a better overall quality of life.
Paula has the experience, knowledge and compassion to have a wonderful impact on your life.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief