About Kristin P.

Kristin Peterson, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

 

A strong rapport between client and therapist – in which the therapist meets the client where they’re at, helps to identify and nurture existing strengths, and offers new coping methods informed by evidence-based practices – is an essential component of positive change. I completed my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in Interpersonal Practice & Mental Health at the University of Michigan in December 2017, and have gained a variety of clinical experience throughout my life. I aim to provide each client with a secure base from which to navigate the change process and achieve their goals.

 

After earning my bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan in Psychology and English Language & Literature in 2012, I took time away from academia to gather life experience. During this time, I deepened my study of yoga and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, which gave me a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of mind and body, and informed my approach to working with trauma.

 

Upon returning to school, I completed my MSW internship at the Center for the Education of Women (now CEW+).  While there, I offered counseling on career and educational development, with a focus on intersectionality and nontraditional life pathways. It was an honor to see those I worked with fulfill their objectives, such as higher paying jobs, greater work-life balance, and effectively managing the stress of rigorous academic programs. Since graduation, I have primarily worked as a psychosocial and psychiatric assessor at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, often weaving therapeutic intervention throughout the assessment process.

 

I believe that the act of seeking support is incredibly courageous in itself, and is one of many strengths each client possesses, which can be built upon in therapy.

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