Katie Petersen,LAC

Katie Petersen,LAC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Alexis Meinhold, LPC
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: - Individual Psychotherapy $125 50-minute session
- Couples or Family Psychotherapy $150 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


7272 E Indian School Rd
Suite 540
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

My Approach to Helping

"Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" 🌺 -Mary Oliver

Welcome to choose your own therapy adventure! I’m Katie and I’m honored to be your guide.

What is individual therapy? 🧑
Individual therapy focuses on YOU- your needs, desires, wounds, struggles, and aspirations. We look at your life experiences, how you show up in the world and with others, and where you want to go from here. Even if your partner-relative-friend isn't interested, that’s ok. No need to drag an unwilling person to therapy- you can make changes in yourself that will change your relationships!

What is couples therapy? 👬
In couples therapy, the relationship is the client and we focus on the dynamic between the two of you. We explore what you want to be experiencing and how to get there. We identify the ways you’ve adapted to keep yourself safe that are now keeping you stuck. Learn to better understand yourself and each other and create new ways of relating to deepen your connection. When you shift the goal from agreement to understanding, to fully and truly knowing yourself and the other person, you may be surprised at what opens up!

What is sex therapy? 💏
Sex therapy is a more specialized version of the above. It’s for anyone, in a sexual relationship or not, who wants to work on issues related to sex, from developing a healthy sexuality to addressing dysfunction. It includes things like libido, arousal, attraction, orgasm, performance anxiety, infidelity, pain, consent, and the most common sexual issue among couples- desire discrepancy. Do you know that having a higher or lower desire to have sex than your partner is NORMAL? It can be uncomfortable but it’s also an opportunity to take your relationship to the next level.

Who am I? 🙋🏼‍♀️
I’m a sex-aware, trauma-informed relationship therapist. Beyond my degree in counseling, I have additional training in trauma, couples, and intimacy. Curiosity and openness are among my highest values. I have great enthusiasm for learning and passion for helping people live their best lives. Outside of the office, I enjoy bingeing podcasts, dark chocolate, yoga, the natural world, and my husband and teenage boys.

Ready to grow? See you soon then! 🪴


More Info About My Practice

I have training in PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), the Couples Institute, the Institute for Relational Intimacy, and the Arizona Trauma Institute.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the art of possibility, the creative process, and the cultivation of connection.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Asking for help is an act of courage!

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Therapy is a relationship and just the place to learn how to be in one. Come as you are, get comfortable on the couch- I have plenty of tissues, chocolate, and pillows- and let's get to it!

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)

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