Kristen Peterca, LPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My name is Kristen Peterca and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and EMDR Certified through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). With over 16 years of clinical experience, I am skillful in providing traditional therapy as well as treating issues related to trauma, with specialized training in addressing both single-incident traumas or Complex-PTSD, where longer-acting systemic, interpersonal, or familial aversive experiences have had a negative impact. I utilize a combination of therapies; including, EMDR, Ego-state, Attachment Focused, Mindfulness-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Clients experience me as authentic, attuned, understanding and insightful. My approach is also active and candid in that I offer my client’s concrete resources and tools to heal. Outside of work, I find joy spending time with my family and friends. For me, time spent outdoors is therapeutic and physical activity grounding - both which help keep me in balance. I find meaning in supporting others and staying connected. I feel enriched through creative outlets, life-long learning and adventure.

Education & Experience

Ohio University, Athens, OH: Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication 2003 Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR: Masters of Counseling Psychology 2006 EMDR Basic Training 2013 EMDR Certification 2018 OR License Number: C2304

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Kaiser Permanente

MODA, Out-of-Network, Cash-Pay