Peterson Pham, LCSW
Peterson Pham is a bilingual and community-oriented Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As a queer, non-binary, person of color, Peterson incorporates intersectional experiences into their clinical work. They believe that we, as a community, are not complete without each other, that our continued existence is a form of resistance, and that your personal being is political and powerful. Peterson is committed to providing braver and safer spaces to collaborate with our community members in improving our life functioning and achieving our deserved health outcomes.
With close to a decade of behavioral health experience, their skills stem from serving diverse and underserved populations such as students in recovery, homeless consumers with substance misuse, clients involved in HIV treatment and prevention, monolingual/language deprived children, youth, and families, and patients who are severely, persistently mentally ill. Peterson has provided training, development, and consultation services to schools locally, organizations nationally, and companies worldwide.
Peterson is licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Peterson holds a Master of Social Work, with an emphasis in Community Mental Health, from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with minors in Education and Applied Psychology, from University of California, Santa Barbara. Peterson previously completed a work study program in Social Work at Pyeongtaek University, South Korea.
Currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), their passion for activism and representation has been demonstrated through involvement in a variety of groups and projects including: Board Member for Viet Rainbow of Orange County, City Commissioner for the City of Garden Grove, Chair of the Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission, and was selected for the inaugural cohort of Coca Cola’s Next Generation LGBT Leader’s Initiative Program.
Peterson’s rich tapestry of experience and fortitude proffer a wealth of insight to the Wombat MHS Board. As both a clinician and activist, they help ensure the Wombat MHS Board remains mindful of the interconnectedness of individual and community.