Donna Ellena Peterson

Licensed Psychologist

Relationships · Career · Family · Life Balance · Health & Body


About Me

I have been a psychologist practicing in the community for the past 25 years. Many of the people that come for help are not very different than me or people I know. We all experience problems from time to time. When family and friends are not enough there are other people that can help.

I have worked in the mental health field for many years. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked for 20 years as a psychiatric nurse. My experience prepared me for work with a diverse population of people and problems. I am passionate about the human condition.

My practice is discreetly located in the Anchor Bank Building in Apple Valley. Your privacy and comfort is important to me. I have appointments available during the day, evenings and Saturdays. I work with a group of professionals providing counseling, psychiatric care and psychological testing. Comprehensive care is available.


25 years as a Licensed Psychologist, in hospital and community settings

20 years as a registered Nurse, specializing in psychiatric nursing

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Working With


Older Adolescents

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Specializing In

  • Depression / Bipolar
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Marital (couples) Problems
  • Extramarital Affairs / Divorce
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Dependency / Co-dependency
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual issues
  • Self-defeating behaviors
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Living with chronic Illness (HIV, Cancer, MS, Lupus)
  • Grief and Loss



Services Include

  • Psychological assessment
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Marital/Couples therapy

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Behavior Therapy (IBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Existential