Elizabeth Peters

Ph.D.

Dr. Peters is a post-doctoral fellow at the DBT Centre of Vancouver. She received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. While completing both her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Evanston, Illinois, she developed several specific interest areas, including: DBT, crisis intervention, assessment and diagnosis and group therapy. Her clinical background involves working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, distress tolerance difficulties, suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors. While working at CAPS, she was a member of the Eating Concerns Assessment and Treatment Team (ECATT) for two years, a multidisciplinary treatment team for individuals with disordered eating and body image concerns. In 2014, Dr. Peters co-presented a workshop at the Big 10 Counseling Center Conference on the use of mindfulness for therapists in the treatment of BPD. In her spare time, Dr. Peters enjoys walking her 9 year old Newfoundland dog, traveling to new places, practicing Pilates and spending time with her family in Vancouver.