Peta Xavier, MS, LBS
Hello! My name is Peta Xavier. I began my education at Penn State University, achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2007 followed by the completion of a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2010 in conjunction with a Behavior Specialist License in 2014. I recently obtained an additional Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in late summer 2023 from the Walden University and currently working towards my clinical hours.
Always intrigued with human behavior, I chose to advance my career in clinical counseling because I have a strong passion in serving and helping others reach wellness. Prior to pre-licensure in counseling, I have a background in behavior analysis and mobile therapy where I had the opportunity to work in various homes, schools, and community settings with assisting children and families in therapeutic behavioral interventions. During my time working as a foster care therapist in 2017, this experience not only propelled my journey but fortified my “why.” Working with children and youth impacted by trauma and intergenerational symptoms of family patterns have placed me in a role that I am honored to serve and help them navigate. Years within this field allowed me to be sharp-witted, adaptable, and flexible with clients.
My education and life experiences have been transformative periods that have elicited positive changes for me as a therapist. I absolutely love working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and all walks of life and hold true to a multicultural faceted approach. My therapeutic orientation entails Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy CBT (MBCT). As a certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Facilitator, I also work with couples working towards marriage and working to build a healthy relationship. My goal is to achieve wholeness and wellness by cultivating not only a comfortable environment but to advocate for you to the best of my abilities! I look forward to meeting you!
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