Plymouth/Elk River Offices
Justina Peters, MA, LPCC
Approach: I am eclectic and creative in my approach to therapy because I believe that each individual client is unique and requires a therapy experience that is tailored to their individual needs and skills. At the heart of the individual therapy experience is a strong, therapeutic relationship. My theoretical orientation to therapy is cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT). I have spent several years teaching DBT and enjoy meeting clients across the spectrum of experience; those who have no experience with the skills and those who would like to refresh their skills. I believe there is something to be learned from all experience levels in group therapy. I specialize in treating mood disorders and anxiety disorders in clients aged 13+. I am a board-approved supervisor through the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Hobbies: I am a voracious reader and I probably own more books than I’ll ever read in my lifetime, so I consider book collecting to be a separate hobby from reading! I also love to cook, bake, and test out new recipes. I have a large cookbook collection and enjoy reading little stories that go along with recipes. I have two cats and enjoy spending time with my family.
Quote: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson