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Abby Petersen

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 2


Bethel University - BA
University of St. Thomas - MSW
University of St. Thomas School of Law - JD
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Work Issues

More About Abby Petersen

Clinical Interests:

My primary clinical interests are working with clients age 14 and older who are experiencing personality disorders, trauma disorders, conduct disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I have a law degree and am interested in working with clients who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Clinical Approach:

I take a humanist approach that is focused on the client and what the client wants to achieve. We are all the experts of our own experiences and are doing the best we can with what we have. I draw from cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, emotionally-focused therapy and am always learning more theoretical approaches.


I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, playing The Sims, and laughing with friends. I have two literary cats who are named after characters from Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Clinic Contact Info

New Brighton Clinic

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

(651) 628-9566