Tanya Peterson NCC

Tanya J. Peterson, NCC

Tanya Peterson NCC


National Certified Counselor

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

Tanya’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Tanya J. Peterson started her career as high school teacher, covering subjects including history, English and Spanish. Her desire to help students overcome their obstacles and challenges lead her to the counseling profession. She helped start a program for at-risk students in a traditional high school, and she taught and counseled adolescents and young adults in a school for homeless and runaway youth. Before relocating to Oregon, she volunteered as a Play Therapist with Lutheran Social Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Currently, Tanya helps teens and adults of all ages transcend challenges and create a quality life through speaking and writing articles and books on mental health. Her articles appear in numerous sources online. She has written four non-fiction books with a focus on helping people deal with anxiety through mindfulness, the latest of which is 101 Ways to Stop Anxiety: Practical Exercises to Find Peace and Free Yourself from Fears, Phobias, Panic Attacks, and Freak-Outs (Skyhorse Publishing, 2020).

Professional Affiliations


  • The Mindful Path Through Anxiety: An 8-Week Plan to Quiet Your Mind & Gain Calm (Rockridge Press, 2020)
  • The Morning Magic 5-Minute Journal: Inspiring Prompts to Set Intentions and Live with Gratitude All Day (Rockridge Press, 2020)
  • The Mindfulness Journal for Anxiety: Daily Prompts and Practices to Find Peace (Althea Press, 2018)
  • Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps (Althea Press, 2016)

See more on Tanya’s website.

Contributor to the following publications:

  • HealthyPlace
  • The Mighty