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Shari Peterson, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota with over 20 years working in the field of mental health. i have worked in community based mental health, in school settings and in an outpatient treatment setting, with 3 years providing therapy to individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, anger, substance use disorders, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced complex trauma, abuse and domestic violence.

My therapy style is strengths-based, relational, authentic, warm and person-centered. My approach is individualized, combining client-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and narrative therapies, as well as mindfulness and somatic approaches. I believe you are the expert of your own life and I am privileged to be with you on your path to recovery.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Attachment issues, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LICSW 25629


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shari 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.

Shari helped me come to terms on a lot of things about myself. And was able to help me realise not only my worth, but to keep myself as whole as I can be. Empowering me to take on the multitude of challenges that stand in my way.

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have never attended a therapy session. I was very confident with Shari, she’s a great listener and I felt safe to speak up my inner self.

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue


Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Very good at helping me understand my feelings

Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues