Carolyn Peterson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Woodinville, WA who sees adolescents ages 13 and up as well as adults across the lifespan. She specializes in eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body dysmorphia, body image issues, and yo-yo dieting. She also has extensive experience in depression, anxiety, relationships, and trauma, including childhood trauma, an emotional family of origin, attachment-based traumas, and sexual abuse.
When working with clients with an eating disorder, Carolyn takes a collaborative and team-oriented approach. She frequently works with dietitians and physicians to ensure her clients’ needs are being met on all fronts. After a client is stabilized and has a team in place, she moves into more depth-oriented work to gain a better understanding of the client’s eating disorder and how past experiences may have been triggered and/or worsened symptoms, including past trauma(s).
Carolyn is also a trained Lifespan Integration therapist. Lifespan Integration is a highly structured, body-based therapy that helps people release the emotional strain stored in their bodies from difficult past events. This therapy is especially helpful for clients with a history of trauma as it helps them understand on a visceral level that the trauma is over, allowing their body to relax into the safety of the present instead of holding on to the fear from the past. Carolyn uses this therapy in tandem with more traditional talk therapy to provide multiple avenues for healing.
Carolyn takes a holistic approach that helps clients begin their journey towards healing. She is passionate about the work she does and is there every step of the way. Before starting her private practice, she worked in an eating disorder treatment center for 18 months. She looks forward to meeting you.
Woodinville, WA 98072