Michelle S. Peterson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, specializes in assessment for children, adolescents and adults. She also has a background in providing individual and family psychotherapy. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Peterson completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
During her internship training she worked with children at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, providing inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services. Dr. Peterson worked alongside psychiatrists, pediatricians, social workers, and other health professionals to provide comprehensive integrated services to children. She also gained experience providing brief psychological assessment and psychotherapy with adults in the hospital setting and administered pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations. Through graduate school and internship, Dr. Peterson also obtained specialty training in neuropsychological assessment as well as training related to the diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, and other developmental disorders.
Additional experience includes work in the area of physical health promotion among youth and adults. Dr. Peterson has a number of peer-reviewed journal publications in the areas of childhood physical activity and obesity. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, in Health Psychology (Division 38).