Peter graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Education. Afterwards, he received his M.S. in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has had experience working with a variety of populations over his counseling career thus far. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, student athletes, and individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings in the Omaha and Lincoln areas.
Peter has had a passion for distance running, fitness, health, wellness, and nutrition for most of his life. He ran competitively for the University of Nebraska’s cross country and track and field teams for 5 years from 2007-2012. He has run competitively since the age of 10 and still runs competitively for a USATF elite development club team called “Team Nebraska” that competes in local, regional, and national races in his spare time. Peter believes in incorporating a positive psychological/”whole mind/body” approach to the individuals he serves. By utilizing an overall wellness and “whole mind/body” approach with individuals, he believes each person can get the best out of themselves through mental health therapy. Along with this approach, Peter utilizes evidenced based counseling therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of positive sports counseling/psychology techniques into practice.
Peter is also a sports mental health therapist at Creighton and provides counseling and consultation to both student athletes and the athletic department. In his approach in counseling athletes, Peter utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach with coaches, athletic trainers, athletic academic advisors, and other athletic staff to provide a holistic approach and uphold a high level of care for all athletes. This approach utilizes a variety of clinical counseling and sports performance techniques to assist student athletes in “off the field” and “on the field” issues to help maximize their performance as complete individuals
Peter has an interest in working with a variety of individuals coping with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss issues, and those looking to gain a “competitive” edge in athletics, work, a career, or whatever that individual is passionate about. Peter is also a National Board Certified Counselor through the NBCC.
Location: OIC Main (1812 N 169th Plaza Omaha, NE 68118)