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Pamela Peterson

DBT Therapist

License: LGSW, LADC
Year Joined: 2016
Years of Experience: 5 years
Location: 
Duluth Mall Clinic

Service: 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin, Superior
Undergraduate Degree: BS Criminal Justice
Graduate School: College of St. Scholastica
Graduate Degree: MSW In Social Work
Clinical Interests:

I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, personality Disorders, and behavioral issues. I also work with adolescents struggling with regulating emotions, have life threatening behaviors, and/or difficulty communicating needs and wants effectively.

Clinical Approach:

I use a variety of clinical approaches depending on where the client is at in their journey towards wellness. These approaches include strength-based and solution-focused collaboratively exploring how to improve a client's overall functioning. I am strongly influenced by the therapeutic approach of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and examining the impact of biological traits and environment have on ones life and the behaviors displayed. I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Hobbies:

I enjoy learning about new things, reading, the practice of yoga, biking, and trail running.

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