David Alan Peterson Jr
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and I am trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) – a trauma therapy. I feel privileged to facilitate intensive outpatient therapy groups at KP that help individuals in their darkest moments with anxiety and depression, to find their way back to stability and greater mental health. Too often we feel alone in our mental health struggles – group therapy is a unique opportunity to both give and receive support from others dealing with similar issues. In this interactive forum, we discuss practical ways to manage and prevent crisis. I run a daily IOP group for adults and a multi-family group the meets twice weekly for teen and parents. Mindfulness is emphasized heavily in my practice, as are other skills for better emotional regulation and distress tolerance. I look forward to educating patients on the various concepts and skills to help improve their mental health, self-esteem, relationships and general wellness. I work with a team of therapist and psychiatrist to coordinate my patients' care. I am a Colorado native and enjoyed my time attending Metro State and Regis University. I enjoy my work at KP and am proud of the difference I make in people’s lives. Helping patients overcome the trials and tribulations of life is a particular passion and calling of mine.
About my practice
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) therapists are licensed mental health therapists who specialize in providing intensive treatment to adults and teenagers who may need short term intensive services to restore or regain your quality of life. One you have received the maximum benefit from these intensive services the IOP therapists will work to transition you to a specialty Behavioral Health therapist for on-going care and treatment. The IOP Program provides groups that meet multiple times a week for 1 to 3 hours per session. Referrals to this program can be made by outpatient therapists, psychiatrists, crisis clinicians or as a step down from inpatient care.
How I thrive
I enjoy time with family. I am passionate about music, art and writing. I stay active with hiking and mountain biking. I believe a counselor’s education is never done and I am always looking for new ways to improve my craft as a psychotherapist.