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Ashley Petersen, LMHC

  • Mental Health Therapy

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Ashley Petersen, LMHC

  • University of Northern Iowa: Bachelor's - Psychology
  • Graduate
    • Upper Iowa University: Master's - Mental Health Counseling
Focus Areas
  • Mental Health Therapy


Why did you become a physician/provider?
I've always had an interest in brain health/psychology and decided to pursue becoming a therapist after working in the human service field with both children and geriatrics.

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
My passion is to help others find the tools and healing to become their best authentic selves.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I first focus on developing a safe, open and honest therapeutic relationship with patients so we can work towards their treatment goals together. I'm trauma-informed and utilize a multitude of therapeutic approaches to best meet my patients' needs.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
Non-judgmental, open and empathic

Personal interests:
Traveling, interior design and spending time with family and friends

  • EMDR trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), Non-directive play therapy, Theraplay
  • Anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, depression, adjustment, school issues, complex trauma, career issues, self-esteem