Andrea Peterson, MSC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Elk Grove
I frequently work with individuals and families with a wide variety of challenges. Some clients are simply looking to find a place that they can take a deep breath and be in a place to address things that they want to work on. While others have severe symptoms or complex issues that are frightening and overwhelming where they need help sorting out thoughts and feelings while learning how to manage and navigate the challenges. Each client is unique and so are their experiences so my goal is to tailor treatment to best benefit my clients.
I frequently work with adult and child/adolescent clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment, adjustment, and communication issues. By teaching clients healthy coping strategies and feeling expression, we are able to work collectively to improve their quality of life.
I use a child's natural language of play in therapy. I have participated in many trainings for trauma treatment for both adults and children including EMDR. EMDR is a highly effective treatment for trauma. I often use humor and creativity to connect with my clients and their families.
Call or Email Andrea Peterson for a free phone consultation now - (916) 436-7454


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Phoenix
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: LMFT# 85722 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • PPO's with out of network rates
  • Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Membership: Association of Play Therapy
  • Member Since: 2015


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
  • amputation

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma informed


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017
Andrea Peterson, MSC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Elk Grove

Andrea Peterson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT