Dr. Julie Peterson is a licensed clinical psychologist at Edgewood Clinical Services. Dr. Peterson received her undergraduate education from North Central College, where she earned her Bachelors in psychology and minor in conflict resolution. She then completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Adler University with a concentration in marriage and family therapy.
In her work with clients, she places a large emphasis on support in addition to symptom reduction. She thoughtfully integrates perspectives from Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Adlerian theory to assist clients through discouragements in their lives that may cause them to feel stuck in life transitions. Her therapeutic interventions encourage the client’s assets and creativity to empower his or her ability to enhance every aspect of his or her life.
Following her two-year fellowship training that emphasized in couple and family therapy, Dr. Peterson continues to work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, special needs, and developmental disabilities. In addition, she works to support parents and families to promote healthy development and resilience in their children by helping parents in areas such as parent-child relationships, skill building and co-parenting.
Dr. Peterson’s other areas of clinical interest include: Adult Children and Parent Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Autism/Asperger’s, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Couples Conflict, Depression/Mood Disorders, Life Stage Transitions, Premarital Issues and Counseling, School Issues, Sibling Issues, Transition to Parenthood, Women’s Issues, and Work/Life Balance Issues.