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Abby Petersen

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner




Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 3

Bethel University - BA

University of St. Thomas - MSW

University of St. Thomas School of Law - JD

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissism
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Work Issues

More About Abby Petersen

Clinical Interests:

I have a law degree and my primary clinical interests are working with clients who are involved in the criminal justice system, deviant or violent behaviors, conduct disorders, and sexual disorders. In addition to this, I also love working with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), couples, and almost everything in between.

Clinical Approach:

I take a humanist approach that is focused on the client and what the client wants to achieve. No one else can pick our goals for us. We are all the experts of our own experiences. I primarily draw from dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy and am always learning more theoretical approaches. I also know that what makes therapy most effective is the relationship between therapist and client, so I love blending humor, support, and partnership with everyone who comes into my office.

Plus, I’m an anti-diet, HAES-informed clinician. I’m sex positive and kink-allied, too!


I like Dr. Pepper, reading horror books, playing The Sims, and hanging out with my cats. I’m also committed to staying at all the haunted hotels I can.

Clinic Contact Info

New Brighton Clinic

1900 Silver Lake Rd, Suite 110
New Brighton, MN 55112

(651) 628-9566