BETH PETERSON, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Owner and Director
Licensed Professional Counselor

Beth began working in the field of counseling in 1990 as an evening shelter worker at a domestic violence shelter. In 1993, she obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling degree with a marriage and family specialty from Regent University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. She has taught a variety of master’s level counseling courses, including Marriage and Family Counseling, Principles and Methods of Counseling, Theories and Foundations of Counseling, Counseling Skills and Techniques, Measurement and Assessment, and Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling. Presently, Beth is a full time assistant professor of counseling, teaching online for Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

 

As a licensed professional counselor, Beth takes into consideration the unique needs of each client and seeks to find where God is at work in each one, no matter their present goals. She is gifted in working with survivors of trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, anger, and relational issues. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based modality of treatment found to be effective for treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental health issues. Beth has extensive training and experiencing integrating the Christian faith with practice for those who are interested.

 

Beth sees her job as coming alongside clients in order to help them discover paths of healing. She works with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to overcome relational difficulties, life challenges, hurts, past abuse, spiritual issues, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. It is highly important to Beth to provide a comfortable, therapeutic atmosphere and to develop a caring and empathetic relationship with her clients.

 

Beth is licensed in both Michigan and Oregon, and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Michigan Counseling Association (MCA), the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA), EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS), and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) national counseling honor’s society.

 

In her spare time, Beth enjoys gardening, biking, cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends.

Types of Services Provided

 

  • Abuse Issues

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Communication Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Family

  • Grief and Loss

  • Group

  • Individual

  • Marital

  • Premarital

  • Spiritual Issues

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women’s Issues