Peter Beckman, M.S. obtained a Master of Science in Couples, Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas Tech University and is currently seeking licensure as an LMFT-Associate. During his graduate program, Peter worked with adolescents incarcerated within the Texas Juvenile Justice Department at the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center. Following graduation, he worked with incarcerated inmates diagnosed with chronic mental illnesses within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Montford Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. Originally from Idaho, Peter has lived in 9 states, including Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, Colorado, and Texas. He moved to Arizona in October 2020 and began working with New Horizons shortly after!
Peter has clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced family change due to divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma with people from varying backgrounds. He also has research experience in resilience, trauma, and addiction in the family system that has been presented in local and state conferences.
Peter also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marriage & Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho. With coursework focused on strengthening familial bonds, helping clients process stress with coping skills, and helping clients develop and strengthing relationships with others. Using metaphors, symbolic language, and a dash of personality, Peter helps clients identify and create new experiences with their emotions.
He believes that no matter how difficult circumstances may be, clients have the capacity and capability of achieving personal growth to overcome many of life’s challenges! No one is too far gone to be helped.