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Ana Peterson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ana specializes in children and adolescent psychology and has been working alongside their families for the past ten years. She uses different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play and Sand Tray Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her population of interest is working with children and teens with behavioral dysregulation, executive functioning, mood disorders, and challenges in relationships. Ana also is skilled in working with higher risk youth that struggle with substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+, suicidal ideation/attempts, and hospitalizations due to psychiatric/medical issues. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQ+ population and BIPOC Folks. She believes in working with her clients on an individual basis, according to their needs and where they are at psychologically, emotionally and developmentally. Ana believes that the foundation of all therapeutic work begins with a strong and trusting relationship. When both of these needs have been met the child will begin the process of healing and growth; ultimately reach their own and unique potential.
Education: Ana obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked in outpatient and impatient units, the Emergency Department Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Alexian Brothers Outpatient Behavioral Health and The Department of Child and Family Services. Her background also includes running specialized groups such as adolescent and child groups focusing on social skills, coping skills, children with ADHD/ADD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as dia
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