Amy Peterson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington specializing in systemic therapy with families, couples, and individuals. Amy is a strengths-based therapist with 6 years of experience working with clients around depression, anxiety, and a variety of relationship issues. Amy has additional training in Medical Family Therapy and is passionate about helping individuals and families navigate the complex road of chronic and acute health conditions.
There are a number of reasons people choose to seek out therapy: grief and loss, an unexpected crisis, or a difficult life transition, just to name a few. But when you are dealing with increased stress or feeling “stuck,” it can be even more difficult to manage life's challenges or utilize former ways of coping in an effective way. Whatever your reason for seeking out therapy, Amy's goal is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to explore existential questions, gain a fresh perspective, and build hope that change is possible. Amy’s approach involves providing support and challenging individuals and families to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behavior to make lasting, meaningful changes.
Amy holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with an additional certification in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Western Washington University.
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Family-of-Origin issues, Life Transitions, Trauma, Adolescent and Teen issues, Parent-Child issues, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Relationship issues.