ABOUT ERIN C PETERSON, MA, LMFT, CST
PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Hi, I’m Erin.

I believe that we are most at peace in our life when our actions are aligned with what we deeply value, and I approach therapy with this in mind.
Our relationship should be a collaborative process built on mutual respect, genuineness, and trust. In our work together, I strive to build an authentic therapeutic relationship where we can work together to identify your values and take actionable steps towards creating meaningful change in your life. I want to help you cultivate a sense of self, find deeper connection in your relationships, and learn to surf the inevitable waves of life.
Erin Peterson, Valued Living Therapy in Edina Minnesota specializes in help for trauma recovery, couples counseling, sex therapy, eating disorder recovery, and perinatal and postpartum parenting concerns.

How I Can Help

As everyone’s goals for therapy are different, my treatment is tailored to your specific needs and concerns. I work from an interactive, strengths-based approach; assisting and supporting clients to be the authors of their own lives. Warmth, genuineness, and humor are all aspects of my approach, and I aim to create a space where clients feel comfortable engaging in critical thinking and introspection. I truly believe in the importance of integrating past and present experiences, helping clients feel empowered and more satisfied both individually and in relationships with others.

Experience

Erin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and MN Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has also completed advanced training in Perinatal/Postpartum & Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Erin has worked in a variety of roles and settings, such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) case management, in-home therapy for families in crisis, community mental health and outreach clinics, and an eating disorder clinic with multiple levels of care before transitioning to private practice. Erin earned a Masters of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from the MN Professional School of Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from College of Saint Benedict. Erin has been a licensed clinician for over 13 years and is the owner and founder of Valued Living Therapy.

Specialties

Erin sees Adults (21+) and specializes in the following:

  • Trauma and Moral Injury Recovery
  • Sexuality and Sexual Function
  • Disordered Eating and Body Image Recovery
  • Perinatal/Postpartum and Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Concerns or Burnout

My Book / Podcast Recommendations:

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Better Sex Through Mindfulness by Lori Brotto
You Better Be Lightning by Andrea Gibson
The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Say More with Dr. Sheila

My Interests

I am always reading at least two books at a time and love to read science fiction/fantasy in addition to non-fiction. I have to play the NYT Games with a cup of coffee in the morning before I do anything else. I enjoy plants and gardening, camping at state parks, and travelling to places far and away. My favorite thing in the world is going on adventures with my family and friends.

Availability / Private Pay Rates

Current Availability: Waitlist

Individuals: $155 per 50-55 minute session
Couples: $285 per 90 minute session

Contact

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We will provide you with tools to relieve your distress and help you sort out how you got here so that you can move forward in your life with clarity and intention.