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1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

Paula Peters MSW,LSW

Mental Health Counselor

Paula Peters


Paula is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with over 20 years in the mental health field. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Aurora University, and since has worked in several types of settings including inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, detox programs, and schools. She completed her Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) certification in 2024.

She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults with all types of issues including anxiety, depression, pain management, bipolar disorder and anger management. She also has a great deal of experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Paula has a great deal of empathy, and builds quick rapport with her clients. She remains warm even with firm boundaries. Paula loves guiding her clients to their healthiest selves.

Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves her cat, Joss, to bits, and likes to shop, cook, bake, travel, and binge watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She spends most of her free time hanging out in her hammock.