He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Peter Vandersteen offers telehealth appointments only. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho. Peter works with adults (18+) who feel they are struggling to manage their lives effectively because of their anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma backgrounds. This may include intense self-doubt, which can negatively impact their relationships, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. He also helps clients with substance use disorders, grief after a significant loss, and men’s issues.
Peter’s approach to therapy begins with growing a client’s understanding of the self. His goal is to teach clients how to lead a healthy relationship with the self so they can live authentically and according to their personal values, which can improve their relationships. He practices a therapy approach called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps individuals move past painful memories that often lead to emotional reactions. He also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), two thoughts-based therapy approaches that promote healthy patterns.
Peter earned a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He has over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field and also holds a certificate in EMDR from the EMDR International Association. His style is validating and curious, providing clients with the support they need to improve their lives.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I offer a sliding fee scale to clients who are facing financial hardship.
Years of Experience: 12 years
Palouse River Counseling (Pullman, WA), Substance Use Disorder Professional, 2014 - 2023
Palouse River Counseling (Pullman, WA), Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2018 - 2023
Burkwood Treatment Center (Hudson, WI), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, 2013 - 2013
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Center City, MN), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 2011 - 2012
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies (Center City, MN), Master of Arts, 2011
Idaho: LCPC - 9428