Katherine Peterson


Ph.D. Licensed Educational Psychologist


California, USA

Katherine is a licensed educational psychologist, practicing in Menlo Park, California. She provides assessment, consultation and counseling services for students in kindergarten through college. As a former school psychologist, counselor and administrator, Katherine implemented robust school-wide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in both public and independent schools. Her expertise includes emotional regulation, learning differences and neurodiversity, gender dynamics, media literacy, sexual harassment education, and psychological biases.

For 7 years, Katherine oversaw the Preschool through 8th grade SEL program at the award-winning Woodside Elementary School, where she taught kindergarten through 5th grade SEL, led middle school advisory classes, and directed parent education. Katherine has also designed and taught wellness courses for students at Menlo School.  

She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Princeton University where she graduated summa cum laude and was a Division I athlete. At UC Berkeley, she completed Masters and Doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, where her dissertation focused on Mindset Psychology and implementing the work of Carol Dweck with young children.

Katherine is married to a Middle School Dean of Students and has a daughter in 4th grade. She loves swimming, skiing, her Belgian Malinois, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

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325 Sharon Park Dr., Suite 845
Menlo Park, CA 94025