Valerie Peterson




Valerie is a 2nd-year intern working on finishing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and will graduate in December from Arizona State University. She is passionate about helping families flourish and is excited to be part of the Families First Mental Health Team. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief, and trauma. In addition, she has experience using CBT, DBT, IFS, and creative therapies (art, sand tray, narrative, and play) to help individuals and families increase their emotional intelligence and resilience to improve relationships and manage the challenges life brings.