Rachael Peterson, MS, LPCC, LADC, CCTP
Rachael has worked in law enforcement for over 16 years in several roles such as Sergeant, Hostage Negotiator, Peer Support Officer, Critical Incident Facilitator and a mental health liaison. She has used her own experiences to transition into a second career as a mental and chemical health therapist. She earned her Masters of Science from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and completed her LADC credential through Century College. She has worked in a variety of settings both in mental health, chemical health, crisis work, for agencies such as River Ridge, New Beginnings, Pride Institute and Carver County. Her areas of expertise are trauma, EMDR, addiction, CISM, supervision and consultation for first responder agencies on health/ wellness as well as, trauma response for first responders. Further, she have presented at a variety of conferences on stress, trauma, secondary trauma and building resilience. Her passion is help others build resilience, strength and hope to overcome pain and addiction. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, camping and kayaking with her wife and two dogs.