Tanya Peterson NCC

Tanya J. Peterson, NCC, DAIS

Tanya Peterson NCC


National Certified Counselor
Diplomat of the American Institute of Stress (DAIS)

Area of Focus:

Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Anxiety


M.S., Counseling, South Dakota State University
B.S. in honoribus, Education, Northern State University

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Professional Background

Tanya J. Peterson is a mental health educator and author. She holds a Master of Science degree in counseling and is credentialed by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is also a Diplomate of the American Institute of Stress. She has had eight self-help books, workbooks, and journals traditionally published, all centered around the theme of reducing anxiety, stress, and other challenges so people can equip themselves with knowledge, skills, and tools to create a quality, healthy life. Additionally, Peterson has drawn on her previous experience as a teacher and school counselor to create a mental health course for kids aged 8-12 that draws on research-based practices like mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, and health principles to help kids learn to deal positively with worries, stress, and other problems. Much of her work centers on helping people understand and build mindfulness skills in order live fully in each moment rather than stuck in their mind (their thoughts and feelings about problematic situations).

Peterson has been a guest on numerous podcasts and other interview shows and gives webinars and live presentations in a variety of settings for people of all ages. She’s been featured twice in Authority Magazine where she was interviewed about developing healthy habits for wellbeing and leveraging the power of gratitude for wellness. She’s been quoted as an expert in a variety of online articles including on WebMD and Verywell.

Her books include 101 Ways to Stop Anxiety: Practical Exercises to Find Peace, The Mindful Path Through Anxiety, Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment in 3 Steps, The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety, and several empowering guided journals for wellbeing.

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