Provider Type: Psychologist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 6-12
Dr. Pedersen believes each person needs to be treated as an individual. She tailors assessments to the client in order to provide the most applicable and useful recommendations possible. She understands that the therapeutic relationship is essential to the assessment process and strives to provide an open, relaxed atmosphere in which the client feels comfortable.
Dr. Pedersen earned an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and a PsyD from Roosevelt University. She has experience with children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health, primary care, Veterans Health Administration, and behavioral health hospital settings.
In therapy, Dr. Pedersen's primary goal is to help clients develop a compassionate understanding of themselves and their struggles. She works with clients to develop recommendations that maximize treatment success, and knows meaningful change in therapy is not possible without a strong therapeutic relationship. Dr. Pedersen strives to build a trusting, genuine relationship with clients and uses that as the foundation of their work together.