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Counseling            Sue Peterson, LMHC

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Sue Peterson counselor at the Methow Valley Wellness Center

Sue Peterson's approach as a master's level licensed mental health counselor at the Methow Valley Wellness Center is both comprehensive and specialized, focusing on aiding adults in healing from various challenges, including trauma, childhood abuse, anxiety, depression, and grief & and loss.

Sue utilizes Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an evidenced-based therapeutic method that employs side-to-side eye movements. This technique is designed to assist clients in addressing a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship concerns, and post-traumatic stress by reprogramming the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain. The goal is to mitigate strong emotional and physical reactions triggered by these memories.

 

What sets ART apart is its potential for rapid results, often providing relief to individuals seeking help in as few as one to five sessions. Sue's incorporation of trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, developmental, and Christian faith-based approaches allows her to tailor therapy to each individual's unique needs.  Her dedication to using a blend of evidence-based therapy, alongside faith-based approaches for those who desire such, ensures a holistic and personalized approach to healing.

 

Sue's is committed to supporting clients through their mental health journeys through a diverse array of therapeutic methods and in the most compassionate of ways.   If you are struggling personally or relationally, feeling stuck, or experiencing a painful season in your life, the rewards for seeking help can be great and life-changing.  It is Sue's privilege to come alongside others on their journeys of growth, healing, and change.

Education and Experience

  • Owner/Founder of Sue Peterson Counseling, PLLC and serving in private practice in the Methow Valley since 2011.

  • Master of Science in Community Counseling from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 1993 

  • Diploma in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute (now known as Richmont University), Atlanta, Georgia 1993

  • Graduate Certificate in Bible from the Multnomah Graduate School of Ministry (now known as Multnomah University), Portland, Oregon 1990

  • B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1986

  • Primary Additional Post Graduate Trainings/Certifications in areas of focus: 

  • Basic and Advanced/Enhanced Trainings in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

  • Master ART Practitioner

  • Certified ART Trainer 

  • ​Completion of Trauma Trainings with Janina Fisher including Level 1: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma and Level 2: Principles and Challenges of Trauma Treatment

  • Completion of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Externship and Advanced Core Skills Trainings

       Completion of Level 1 and several year membership              with Level 2 trainings in the Couples Developmental                Model of therapy through The Couples Institute

 

  • Completion of the Cloud/Townsend One Week Intensive for Counselors

 

  • Group Facilitator for How We Love Small Group workshops and training in Attachment Core Pattern Therapy

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