Areas of Speciality

Dr. Peterson is a Licensed Educational Psychologist, California Credentialed School Psychologist, and a California Credentialed School Administrator..  

Her areas of specialty include:

  • Mindset Psychology

  • Learning disabilities

  • ADHD

  • Behavior

  • Executive Functioning

  • Giftedness and Twice Exceptional Learning Profiles

  • School transitions (i.e. kindergarten readiness, middle school and high school, mid-year transitions)

  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Anxiety

  • Classroom accommodations and modifications

  • IDEA Parent Rights and School Responsibilities (Special Education and Section 504)

  • Parent education related to mindset, social thinking, learning differences, and raising strong girls

  • Family-School Partnerships


She provides assessment, consultation and counseling services, including:


Services for Families

  • Parent Education - social and emotional learning, learning differences, nurturing growth mindsets at home, stress reduction, gender stereotypes

  • IQ Testing - Cognitive Assessments including the WISC-V

  • Family Support - parent education and consultation; family counseling

  • Comprehensive Psycho-Educational Evaluations - including testing, classroom observations, diagnoses, and recommendations

  • Special Education Consultation - eligibility & process, IEP development, educational placement considerations, partnership with districts 

  • Section 504 Consultation - purpose and process, accommodations, school partnership

  • Developmental Consultation - kindergarten readiness (retention vs. promotion, consideration of TK)

  • Behavior Consultation and Assessment - development of positive behavior support plans

  • Counseling - individual child counseling and family counseling

  • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) - provided for families and school districts

  • Expert Testimony - mediations and hearings


Services for Schools and Districts

  • Consultation - social emotional learning (SEL) , nurturing growth mindsets in the classroom, inclusion, student services processes

  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations - assessments for determining Special Education and Section 504 eligibility

  • Counseling - individual and group counseling for students K-12

  • Professional Development - sessions for administrators, specialists, teachers and paraeducators 

  • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) 

  • Expert Testimony - mediations and hearings