Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago; Bachelor’s Degree, National-Lewis University. Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Certification in Traumatic Stress Studies. Ms. Messner-Peters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Client Base: Ms. Messner-Peters specializes in working with high conflict families, domestic violence offenders, clients experiencing teen dating violence and clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is trained in EMDR working with traumatized children and adults in combination with other therapeutic techniques.
Therapeutic Approach: Ms. Messner-Peters professional career has included a variety of experiences working in the juvenile and adult court system as a probation officer, mitigation specialist, domestic violence treatment provider and custody evaluator for the Lake County Family Court. Aside from her private practice, Ms. Messner-Peters has taught classes at the College of Lake County. She has presented to various groups on a variety of topics including domestic violence and its effects on children, the effects of high conflict divorce, how to have healthy dating relationships, stress management, anger management, women’s issues and others. Ms. Messner-Peters is also a member of the Teen Dating Violence Committee and Visitation Center Advisory Committee in Lake County.