Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Sarah Peters, PsyD

Therapeutic Style:

I work from an integrative orientation that incorporates feminist, interpersonal process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I believe that our intersecting identities inform how we move through the world, and that each client is the expert on their own lived experience. I build trust with my clients by being my authentic self, and I invite them to do the same. My goal is to empower my clients with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to build the lives they want to live.

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style is primarily developmental and collaborative, and therefore looks slightly different with each supervisee. I strive to create a supervisory relationship that is an authentic balance of challenge and support, and I deeply value the opportunity to encourage folks as they explore and develop their professional identities.

Professional Interests:

As a generalist I have experience with most presenting concerns, and I really enjoy working with anxiety, folks who have experienced trauma, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am passionate about outreach and its role in fostering connection and creating social change.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I facilitate the Queer Undergraduate group and the ACT for Anxiety workshop. I serve as a liaison to the Center for Belonging and Social Change’s LGBTQIA community.

Educational Background:

I received a bachelor’s in psychology from Miami University, and master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. I completed my doctoral internship at Grand Valley State University’s Counseling Center.

Personal Interests:

Cooking is my primary creative outlet, and I am obsessed with Penzeys spices and fancy vinegars. I am a hiking, nature, and Zoo enthusiast, but when it’s cold and dark you can usually find me on the couch, watching The Great British Baking Show and cuddling with my cats.

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