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We'd love to gift you a copy of "Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child" by Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT. The book provides guidance to parents and a testament to Kevin's journey through addiction. In this eye-opening account, explore how setting boundaries, maintaining accountability and providing full transparency are three key ways to turning chronic hope into a reality.
Kevin Peterson, MA, LMFT was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA. Kevin graduated from Palo Alto High School and enrolled at The University of Southern California in 1982. After living in the south of Spain and working on a farm as a tractor driver in 1983, he came back to USC and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Social Sciences and moved to Denver, CO in 1995.
Kevin had a successful career in sales and marketing and then in 2008 he enrolled in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Regis University and was part of the first class that graduated from that program in 2011. He then spent three and a half years working at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network as an in-home therapist, case manager, crisis evaluator and outpatient therapist for CFS, he also worked part time for The Bridge House, ADMHN's Acute Treatment Unit, as a Mental Health Technician and Counselor.
Kevin opened his private practice, Petersen Family Counseling, in 2014 and specializes in working with families and individuals struggling with addictions, codependency, and parenting. Kevin earned his LMFT in March of 2017.
I wanted to take a moment and talk about how much I enjoy working with Sandstone Care. Their emphasis on the entire family system to me is critical and one of the major elements why I prefer working with them. Their clinical staff is exceptional, and the administrative staff are all very caring and understanding and nurturing people as well. I have had tremendous success with my clients and their families working with Sandstone and I look forward to continuing working with them as we go forward in the future.
At a time when families are struggling more than they ever have, Sandstone offers an opportunity to address the individual and their struggle with addiction and mental health, and then the family system’s struggle with addiction and codependency as well. They do it with an exceptional clinical staff and incredible support behind that. Whether it's inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient, or group work, I rely on sandstone to handle the toughest cases that I work with.
"As a practicing addictions counselor for more than 20 years, I highly recommend Kevin Petersen as an expert in this field and one of the most recognized and respected therapists who works with families and addiction. Kevin's passion for helping families and addicts recover is second to none. He provides warmth, compassion, love, and guidance to everyone who works with him. I'm proud to endorse this book and hope all therapists and families take time to read it."
"Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child is a compelling legacy of Petersen's personal journey through addiction and his ultimate resolve to share the gift of recovery with addicted families through the role of psychotherapist. Articulated in a direct and resourceful manner, Petersen's book offers a roadmap for parents in despair, while fostering hope of systemic change and possibility. As a colleague, I've witnessed Petersen throw countless lifelines to families in the throes of addiction and codependency. His compassion and true courage are embedded in each chapter, and light the way toward familial healing."
"Kevin is one of the most well-respected addiction and family therapists in the business. His passion for helping others struggling with addition and codependency is unrivaled. I can't think of a more qualified person to write a book of this nature. Chronic Hope is a simple, straightforward, amazingly effective antidote to families who are struggling with an addicted loved one. This is a resource that I will share with families and therapist alike."