Monica Peterson graduated from Utah Valley University with a Master of Social Work degree and is a Certified Social Worker, licensed in the state of Utah. She was raised in Southern and Northern California, Las Vegas and Latin America. Monica brings to her clinical practice twenty years of experience as a former educator working with Hispanic immigrant adults, young adults and adolescents.
Before coming to Flourish, she worked as a therapist at Central Utah Counseling Center and Snow College Counseling and Wellness Center in Ephraim, Utah. In 2017, she co-founded the first LGBTQ+ PRIDE Club at Snow College and was the advisor to the club while working as an adjunct professor.
Monica has certification and training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, (ART), which is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that utilizes back and forth eye movements to help clients address common problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias and PTSD. She has also facilitated Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups and has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTS-I), and has facilitated psychoeducational group therapy for LGBTQ+ students focusing on Self-Compassion, Coping Skills and Personal Growth. Her graduate Capstone Project involved a qualitative analysis of Post Traumatic Growth of LGBTQ+ Latter-day Saint Survivors of Religious Trauma. Monica is also a Yoga Alliance Approved, 200 hour Yoga instructor.
Monica is passionate about empowering marginalized populations and communities. She wants to dig deep into how we can change harmful systems that oppress and cause trauma to individuals, especially in religious settings, but most importantly, how to heal and grow from traumatic systems. She believes all people have worth and value and looks forward to supporting and holding space for each client’s individual journey.
To schedule an appointment with Monica Peterson, email email@example.com or call (385) 309-1038.