Robert Peterson

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About Me

Hello! I am Robert Peterson, MSW, LICSW. I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker living in the state of Washington. For most of my 25 year career, I have worked in international settings with children and adolescents where cultural displacement/adjustment/shock, dislocation from family and friends, isolation and stress are common challenges. The skills I have developed are applicable to youth experiencing trauma, Divorce, death of a parent or any other crisis that taxes normal scoping skills.
In addition helping children and adolescents adjust to new situations and expectations through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, I work to develop Resilience; the ability to adapt to difficult situations through cognitive restructuring and skill building.

Cultural Adaptation
Interpersonal Relationships
Stress Management
Conflict Resolution
Personal Growth
Depression and Anxiety
Panic Attacks
Parenting and Family Issues
Family & relationship problems
Academic problems

Also experienced in:
ADHD , Academic Issues, Career Planning, College Admissions. Social Adjustment

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Crisis Planning and Management.


  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Expats , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LW60174553 (Expires: 2022-03-11)


Written by A.D. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Bob is amazing. Super attentive and helpful. Listen to your needs and reacts accordingly. I've become super comfortable opening up to him, knowing I will not be judged whatsoever. Very happy we connected.

Written by J.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

We are just getting going but he has been great. A great listener and has highlighted some important facts and things for me to think about. Very pragmatic and helpful. I also like his conversational pace. Zoom counseling must be hard to take on and still form a connection with a person but I think he is doing great.

Written by J.O. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Bob is a wonderful listener that really knows how to work with the person speaking to him. He has the ability to break-down your messy, confusing thoughts and help you make sense of what you are experiencing. Most importantly of all, Bob focuses on the plan of recovery and self-improvement to be a solution for the long-term. I greatly appreciate everything he has done for me so far, and look forward to continue working with him.

Written by S.U. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Fantastic sounding board and leaves space for me to direct the conversation in a way that's most productive.