DeDe Peterson
MS

My counseling philosophy is:
If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

The thought of assisting and helping others has been a driving force instilled within me since childhood. I am an outgoing, down to earth person that does not meet a stranger. I am a firm believer that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions to the counseling process as we are all created differently and must be treated as such. My therapeutic strengths are my tenacious and “real world” approaches to counseling, offering simple and clear interventions.

My educational journey began at the prestigious Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL and concluded with the great Troy University. During that journey I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Delinquency and a minor in Sociology, and then secured a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology focusing in Clinical Mental Health. I have over fifteen years of experience working with youth and families in residential, non-traditional educational, and outpatient counseling settings. I look forward to assisting and helping each client work toward their therapeutic goals.