Becca Peterson, LMSW

Feeling stuck?

Let's talk. You're not alone.

I am an attentive listener. I truly care about each and every person. I will be your shoulder to cry on, your biggest cheerleader, I can laugh with you, and I will always support you whenever you need.

Life can be pretty complicated. Everyone needs a safe person they can tell their deepest, darkest secrets to without any judgement. I work to truly establish a warm, welcoming, confidential space so you can be comfortable expressing anything on your mind.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Oakland University
  • Master of Social Work, Michigan State University

WORKS WITH

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

I try to keep my sessions as relaxed as possible. I often tell my clients they are driving the bus and I am along for the ride, only to provide support, honesty, encouragement, and directions if they ask. Most importantly, your sessions are about YOU!  

I will never pretend I know what one is going through, but I will support my clients in whatever way is necessary. I truly value everyone as an individual. Everyone has their own story that I believe should be told.

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

My self-care is spending time with my family, (husband and 2 boys), we love being outside. I love being by water, lake, ocean, pool, it doesn’t matter I could sit outside by a body of water all day, every day. I try to engage in some form of physical activity daily, I always feel better if I have started my day with a workout. I try as much as I can when I am stressed to draw, paint, or create in some way.

FUN FACTS

  • Growing up, I was very shy… so shy I didn’t talk to my aunt that lived down the street from me, I would not order my own food at a restaurant, or call to make appointments. I now talk for a living!
  • I love reality TV and anything to do with true crime.
  • I am very right-brained. I love art, being creative, music, and dancing.
  • I love the magic of Christmas, the decorations and being able to spoil those around me.
  • I am currently collaborating with my sister-in-law on a children’s book.

LIFE MOTTO

  • It’s not about the mistakes you have made, it’s about learning from them.
  • Do what makes you happy.

Contact Lauren to setup online therapy with Becca!

Email lauren@riveroakspsychology.com

Call/text 248-717-1232