Trent Peterson, ACMHC
Emphases: Depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, addictions, trauma and PTSD, as well as couples counseling.
Bio: Trent worked in the finance industry for almost 10 years before taking a completely different path and decided to start working as a therapist. He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in music from the University of Utah in 2007, then a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2014.
Trent believes in a person centered approach to therapy as he believes that the people he works with know their lives infinitely better than he could. Trent’s perspective is that it is simply his job to help them recognize and utilize their individual strengths. Trent uses different methods in therapy to help clients with that goal including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. His underlying belief in regard to therapy is based in existential theory. A theory which purports that it is not always life stressors that cause many of the common issues of mental health, but rather a loss of meaning.