Petey’s clients refer to her as a warm and caring therapist with a wonderful sense of humor. Through the art of therapeutic reframe with an upbeat edge, Petey helps even the clients who come with the most troublesome issues. She will go the extra mile to help the client pave a healing path. If the office is not suited for anxious teenagers, high-energy children, or an adult craving the warmth of the gentle outdoors, she will adapt with different settings as inspiration for their healing.
Her colleagues describe her as a therapist’s therapist. Petey has worked with many colleagues on their own personal journeys of healing. She employs compassion and creativity designed to help them find their own peace and healing despite the high levels of raw emotion they deal with on a daily basis.
Petey’s career has run the gamut of traditional, cognitively-based psychotherapy to non-traditional, hypnotherapy. She utilizes the latter to work with clients who have fears, anxiety, anger issues, and pain.
After earning a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Virginia, Petey has been a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Longwood, Florida, since 1986 (Florida License No. 1049). In 1990, she became a member of the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) which is part of the National American Board of Professional Counselors. That same year, she became certified in NLP Hypnotherapy. In 1991, she trained with Dr. Brian Weiss to practice past-life regression. She has been a member of The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists since 1991.
In 1995, she was certified to supervise interns specializing in marriage and family therapy in Florida and continues this aspect of her practice. In 1999, she trained in Thought Field Therapy at Florida Hospital EAP. In the same year she became a certified Life Coach through Brenner Consulting Group.
She has been a member of the Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CFAMFT) since 1986 and served on the Board from 1998 to 2005 as treasurer and member at large.
Petey has published several articles and poems and has two published books on Amazon, Musings to Help the Soul Remember and The Thought That Changed My Life Forever.
Petey presents workshops helping participants interpret the metaphors of her book for practical applications in their daily lives.
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By sharing with others in larger group settings and giving access to the musings through her Web site, she is able to connect and provide healing with people around the world.
She has recently become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, certified by Yoga Alliance and is certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
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