Michael Peterson, Ph.D., completed his doctorate at the University of Minnesota with a specialization in counseling psychology. He has been providing outpatient therapy since 2005. His experience includes individual and group therapy, crisis response, psycho-education and outreach, consultation, and psychological assessment. Michael has provided academic skills training to university students, clinical supervision to doctoral trainees, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses through the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon, and the University of St. Thomas. He is committed to social justice and inclusiveness and looks forward to supporting mental health and well-being in the Metropolitan State community.

Brittani Senser is a recent graduate from St. Catherine’s University. She is currently completing her masters at the University of St. Thomas, graduating spring ’17. Brittani is a Social Work practicum counselor. She has experience in working with clients who suffer from chemical dependency, anxiety and depression. Brittani is a “non-traditional” student herself. She understands the demands of school while juggling work and family. She looks forward to spending the next year at Metropolitan State University.

Rob MacInnes, MA, intern, is a fourth-year doctoral student at Saint Mary's University. He completed his Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Minnesota School of Professional Psychology MSPP. He was a professional volunteer therapist at Neighborhood Involvement Program’s Counseling Center and the Rape and Sexual Assault Center in Minneapolis. At an intensive outpatient treatment center in Saint Louis Park, he has provided diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy, and psychological testing for court ordered, chemical dependency and mental health clients. He maintains an active associate membership with Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis, MSCH. His doctoral dissertation, currently in progress, involves an intervention development process in which chronic occupational distress among healthcare providers is explored as a public health issue.