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​Family Service, Inc.                    2210 South Brown Place                          Sioux Falls, SD  57105                          605-336-1974
Erika Peterson - MSW


Erika is a licensed social worker in South Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences and her Master of Social Work from the University of South Dakota.

Erika specializes in treating trauma related mental illnesses related to abuse, generational trauma, PTSD, and grief and loss. She works with children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, and families. Erika’s primary focus is working with children and adolescents, utilizing different techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and play therapy skills in treatment. Erika places a strong emphasis in relating cultural backgrounds in her therapy and has worked with a variety of clients from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Erika has 22 years combined experience in the social work and medical fields. She strongly believes in a holistic approach by the integration of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness and the roles they play in an individual’s mental health. She worked as a trauma flight paramedic for 10 years and has also worked in a variety of social work settings including outpatient therapy, skilled nursing facility social work, individual case management, and school-based services.


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