Primary

7301 East Sundance Trail

C203 - P.O. Box 5268

Carefree, AZ 85377 US

623-810-8752

Therapy/Workshops

Engagements

Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist - Arizona License #3714
  • EMDR-trained practitioner - Level II

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • Counseling Psychology(Procrastination & Writer's Block)
  • M.A.
  • Counseling Psychology(Humor in Counseling)
  • M.A.
  • English(Humor in Literature)
  • B.A.
  • EnglishSumma cum laude

Dr. Karen E. Peterson, a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1988, is a licensed psychologist with two offices in the greater Phoenix area: Tempe and Carefree, AZ.

After completing an APA-approved predoctoral internship at Ohio State University's Counseling and Consultation Service in 1986, Karen attained her Ph.D. from the APA-approved Counseling Psychology Department at Ohio State University in 1987. Licensed as a psychologist since 1988, Karen has been in private practice since 1989. She is also a member of APA's Division 46--Media Psychology, as well as a member of APA's Division 10--Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders in Self-Regulation
  • AD/HD
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive Eating
  • Depression
  • Procrastination
  • Trauma
  • Writer's Block/Creative Inhibition
Services
  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Hypnosis

Workshops and Keynote Presentations

As an experienced public speaker (350+ programs), Karen presents keynote programs and workshops for professional, university, corporate, and community audiences. She has served on fiction-writing panels with authors such as Dick Francis; has been a featured speaker in motivational programs with authors such as Ellen Goodman and Stephanie Powers; and has conducted workshops for the Key West Literary Seminar (Writer's Block), the Rocky Mountain Book Festival (Panel: Writing the Memoir), and the National Writers Association (Fiction Writing and the Self).


Selected Topics
Overcoming Writer's Block
Fiction Writing & the Self
Procrastination, Humor, & Stress Management
Secrets of the Powerful Person 

Selected Audiences
Writers' Organizations
National Writer's Association
American Pen Women
Women in Communication
Key West Literary Seminar
Rocky Mountain Book Festival

University
Boston University
Univ. of Miami School of Law
Univ. of Miami Graduate School/Education
Kenyon College/Faculty Conference
Denison University Faculty Conference on Publishing

Medical
Hartford Hospital/CT
Westwood Lodge Hospital/MA
Rader Institute for Eating Disorders/FL
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital/MA
Miami Women's Health Center at North Shore/FL

Professional
American College Personnel Association
Florida State Bar Association
Ohio Assoc. of School Psychologists
Dade County Psychological Association
Ohio College Counselor�s Conference

Corporate
John Alden Financial Corporation
International Financial Planners Association
Eli-Lilly Corporation
Schering Corporation
 

Health
Doral Saturnia International Spa Resort/FL
Center of Attention: Women & ADHD/FL
Great Southern Occupational Therapy Association/VA
Occupational Therapy Association/OR

For more information regarding psychotherapy please contact Dr. Karen E. Peterson at:

Phone: 623-810-8752

***Phone calls only: E-mail is not a secure form of transmission for confidential communications.***

For more information regarding workshops and presentations you may contact Dr. Karen E. Peterson at:

414 South Mill Ave., #210
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 623-810-8752
Email: [email protected]

Contact Me

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed