Lisa Peterson, AMFT

As a couple and family therapist, Lisa is passionate about creating safe and authentic spaces to journey with individuals, couples and family members as they experience different seasons of life.  She has worked extensively with couples in distress, including divorce and separation, as well as with those simply needing a tune-up.  Lisa’s work also includes youth ages 16-24, who are finding their way through anxiety, depression, life-transitions, identity and choices during this important growth phase in life.  In addition, she has experience with both families and individuals working through grief and loss, trauma, and gender and sexual identity.


“To walk alongside someone during some of the most tender and vulnerable moments of their life is truly an honor.”

Trained as a systems therapist, Lisa strives to explore how family, societal and ecclesial structures influence individuals and families, especially during seasons of conflict, disagreement, transition and misunderstanding. Lisa is working towards certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and, based on the needs of those she is seeing, uses a variety of approaches including Attachment, Narrative and Solution-Focused therapies. Lisa received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler University. She is a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator. She also holds an MBA degree from North Park University, with prior work-experience in marketing and human resources. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crocheting, growing friendships and spending time with her spouse and their two children. Her current guilty pleasures include “1010!” and “My Monsters," which are apps introduced to her by her children.

To contact Lisa , call the Chicago office at (773) 524-6001, ext 4, or the Northfield office at (847) 784-8814, ext. 4.