LaVon Petersen, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Diverse in counseling techniques that varies from person-centered, strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, and solution focused psychotherapy. I have experience in working with mental health adults and adolescents. I am comfortable with working with all ages and ethnic groups. Extensive experience in working with Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) groups. Worked closely with child developmental specialists, clinical specialists, and Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC). Have a deep understanding of substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, Anxiety, Depression. I strive to bring a collaborative and culturally appropriate approach to those who seek services.
“New beginnings are often discussed as painful endings….” -Lao Tzu
I was born and raised in New York City. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 17 years-old and retired after 18 years of service at Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe, Hawai’i I enjoy traveling, beach, working out, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I have been in Hawai’i for almost 7 years and enjoy every minute of it.