Taylor Peterson

Mental Health Therapist

LMSW

Taylor takes a strengths-based, client-centered approach that’s collaborative, culturally sensitive and non-judgmental. Taylor uses cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, expressive arts therapy, play therapy, EMDR, and motivational interviewing to help clients achieve their goals.

Modalities

  • Families
  • Individuals

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Theraplay

Meet Taylor Peterson

Location:

Waterloo
Insurance Accepted
  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare

Clients

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

A Safe Space

I value creating a safe space within therapy, which allows clients to be vulnerable, build the therapeutic relationship, and connect with parts of themselves that carry emotional pain. Especially in my work as a play therapist, having a safe space allows children to play freely and express themselves without judgment.

Building Therapeutic Connections

Building therapeutic connections is meaningful to me, and I do so by working collaboratively with clients through the use of play therapy, EMDR, internal family systems therapy, etc.

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Improving the Parent-Child Relationship

Attachment is the way in which children come to trust, understand and thrive in their world. The parent-child attachment is one of the most important attachments in a child’s life. One approach to help improve the parent-child relationship is called Theraplay.