Peter Girz, LCSW
Peter is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Vermont and Michigan as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Michigan. Peter was born in Ann Arbor and now lives in Howell, MI with his wife and two children.
Peter received an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. He went on to obtain a Master of Social Work degree in Interpersonal Practice from the University of Michigan.
His education and professional career have exposed him to a wide variety of experiences from working with children and adolescents in northern California to managing programs for low income families in community based settings and
Centers, and providing outpatient therapy in private practice. He has worked with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and beliefs. Over the course of his career he has shaped his practice to be holistic, client-centered and strengths based. He enjoys working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, recent and inherited trauma, and issues related to family conflict, adoption, and attachment issues. Trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, Peter pulls from motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness strategies in his work with adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Peter is passionate about health, wellness and the outdoors. He enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, running, skiing and backcountry adventures. He regularly competes in road and obstacle course races throughout the country.