Dr. Petersen brings over 15 years of clinical, management, and supervision experience to denova Healthcare. He came to Arizona in 2005, and has worked in the Medicaid system as an outpatient clinical site director and outpatient program director. Dr. Petersen’s areas of interest in behavioral health include family, couples, group, individual counseling, motivational interviewing, integrated behavioral healthcare, clinical supervision, and co-occurring (mental health and substance abuse) treatment. He has worked with adult, child, criminal justice, probation, child protective services, low income, and self-referred cases. He has provided multiple clinical trainings in the workplace and at behavioral health conferences.
Dr. Petersen completed a Doctorate of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. He is dually licensed in Arizona as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. Dr. Petersen has a first degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo (Two-handed Korean Sword), enjoys chess, plays basketball, loves Disneyland, sings in choirs as a tenor, and has been a choir director. He enjoys life with his amazing wife and four children.< Return to All Providers