Ashlee Peterhans – New Horizon Community Care

Ashlee Peterhans


Ashlee received her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University and holds an LMSW in Arizona and a certificate as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. At New Horizon Community Care, she provides individualized, group, and family counseling for children and adolescents to reduce high-risk behaviors in the home and community. Her experience has primarily been with those dealing with trauma disorders, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, and self-injurious behaviors.

Ashlee additionally has a history of working with diverse client populations, including counseling women with substance use, domestic violence, and homelessness, and building skills in-home with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Ashlee also received a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Anthropology, which has provided her with a helpful understanding of the impact of physical health on psychological wellness, as well as the importance of cultural considerations on a micro-level and macro-level.

Incorporating elements of fun into treatment is Ashlee’s passion while working with individuals. She uses art, music, and play therapy approaches as vehicles of healthy emotional expression. Ashlee also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and trauma therapy approaches in her practice to allow clients to develop emotional regulation strategies, decrease symptoms of trauma, and gain a sense of self-compassion. The therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance to her to provide a safe environment for the therapeutic journey. Being person-centered and strengths-focused is essential to her practice.