Emily J Peterson

Counselor, MS, LPC-IT

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Emily J Peterson, MS, LPC-IT, Counselor in Wausau
(844) 354-9912 Website

Emily J Peterson

Counselor, MS, LPC-IT


Location

Behavioral Health Clinic of Weston
630 S 36th St
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(844) 354-9912

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Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau
1820 Post Road
Suite 1
Plover, Wisconsin 54467
(844) 354-9912

My ideal client is someone who is open, cooperative, and willing to participate in therapy. Someone who may be ready to pursue goals and work towards a better future. If you are uncertain of what goals to pursue or not sure how to take the first step, we can talk about this too! I am very skills-oriented; so if you are looking for new coping skills, you found the right counselor! I have a background in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered Therapy.

I have worked with many college students and young adults. I have a great deal of experience with this the adult population and have had many successful clients. I use a lot of encouragement, support, and validation, as well as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy framework. Together we can address unhelpful thinking patterns that influence feelings and behaviors.

Seeking help is not the easiest thing. It takes a lot of courage to make the first appointment and to show up! I try to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where my clients can feel comfortable enough to share their experiences. I am always open to feedback too! You are the one in the driver's seat, I am here to help navigate the bumps in the roads.

Qualifications

  • School: Winona State University
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License and State: 4071 - 226 Wisconsin
  • Supervisor: Dr. Brian Weiland
  • Supervisor License: 3570-57 Wisconsin

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $250
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan (Aspirus), Benefit Plan Administ
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Forest County Potawatomi, Health EOS (Multiplan)
  • Group Health
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Meritain (PPO), NEHA PPO Plans (UMR)
  • Security Administrative Services (SAS)
  • Security Health Plan (SHP), WEA Trust
  • Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS)
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse / Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2015
  • Membership: American Counseling Association (ACA) / 6476462
  • Member Since: 2017

Emily J Peterson's Groups

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Adult Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups are designed to help patients develop the tools and skills to live a life worth living. This includes modules on the following topics: * Mindfullness * Emotion Regulation * Interpersonal Effectiveness * Distress Tolerance

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Teen Skills Group

This group is for ages 14-18. DBT was created to help people live a life worth living. Group members learn DBT Skills through four modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Teens who struggle with managing emotions and interpersonal difficulties are appropriate for this group. A free, brief screening appointment is needed for entry into the group.

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Location

Behavioral Health Clinic of Weston
630 S 36th St
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(844) 354-9912

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau
1820 Post Road
Suite 1
Plover, Wisconsin 54467
(844) 354-9912
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • College students, adjustment issues
  • Depression
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Some Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Emily J Peterson, MS, LPC-IT, Counselor in Wausau

Emily J Peterson

Counselor, MS, LPC-IT