Kristen Peterson, MS, LISW

Clinical Intern Supervisor
EMDR Trained Therapist

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Kristen works from our West Des Moines Location

Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University.  She moved on to complete her Master of Social Work through the University of Iowa and has been practicing as an Independent Licensed Social worker since 2013.
Kristen focuses on helping clients manage worries and life stressors more effectively through developing healthy boundaries, build confidence and self-acceptance, and improve communication skills for happier relationships. 
Kristen is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a trauma-focused therapy designed to help individuals overcome past negative experiences.  Kristen also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Kristen enjoys incorporating her passion for physical health and wellness into the therapeutic process.  Kristen believes that true healing comes when an individual is willing to address the emotional, spiritual and physical barriers to living a fulfilling life. 





  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Women's Issues
  • Adjudicated/System Involved
  • Personality Disorders
  • Behavior Disorders

Therapy Choices
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Spiritual Based Counseling