Jill Peterson, MA

There are times when sadness, stress, or worry take up too much space in your life. Relationships can be difficult, disappointing or confusing; you may feel “stuck” in patterns of thought and behavior and unable to see a clear path forward. Maybe you feel ready for change, but you don’t even know what you want or how to take the first steps. Seeking support during these times can help you understand your experiences and find new ways to cope with life’s never-ending challenges.

Everyone needs to be seen, heard, and understood. My role is to learn about your experiences, to listen, ask questions, and walk beside you on your journey toward healing, better emotional health, and more fulfilling relationships. I will work with you to identify your strengths, values, and core beliefs within a warm, comfortable, and collaborative atmosphere where you can feel free to share your feelings and experiences without judgment.

I have experience working both individually and in groups with adults suffering from addictions and co-occurring disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and a range of interpersonal problems. My therapeutic approach is holistic, person-centered, and incorporates principles of CBT, REBT, and attachment and psychodynamic theories. I place great importance on the collaborative therapeutic process.

I grew up in the Twin Cities and lived abroad for many years before returning to the Minneapolis in 2018 to pursue my Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am currently under supervision as I work toward clinical licensure.


M.A. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

M.A. Hamline University

B.S. University of Minnesota-Duluth


Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders




clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Park Avenue Center

People Incorporated Residential Adult Mental Health

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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