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Patricia Ann Petersen

Patricia Ann Petersen, American clinical professional counselor, photographer. National certified counselor; certified clinical mental health counselor; certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator user.


  • Petersen, Patricia Ann was born on March 11, 1935 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of John and Bernice Ann (Van Valkenburg) Petersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Milwaukee-Downer College (now Lawrence University), 1957. MSEd, Northern Illinois University, 1971. Educational Specialist, Northern Illinois University, 1989.

      Doctor of Education, Northern Illinois University, 1991.


    • Counselor Niles East High School, Skokie, Illinois, 1970-1973, Lake Forest (Illinois) High School, 1973-1993, counselor/special assignments, 1989-1991. President Petersen Consultant, Lake Forest, since 1985. Consultant Myers–Briggs Type Indicator Hoffmann Estates (Illinois) High School, since 1990, INROADS, Chicago, since 1991, Y-Me, 1966-1991.

      Consultant education and stress management North Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools, since 1987, Association for Psychological Type, 1993, American Association of University Women, Libertyville, Illinois, 1993. Instructor college Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, 1985-1991.

    Major achievements

    • National certified counselor. Certified clinical mental health counselor. Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator user.


    • Author: (software) Academic Advising for College and Career, 1985. Photomeditations/juried art shows, since 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Consultant presentations 1st Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest, since 1989. Member advisory council Moraine Council Girl Scouts, United States, Deerfield, Ill, 1980-1982. Vice president, program chair Hillside (Illinois) Parent-Teachers Association, 1966-1970.

    Member American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Association for Psychological Type, Transpersonal Psychology Network, Association for Humanistic Education and Development, Illinois Counseling Association (governor, public relations chair for professional development 1973-1975), Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (executive board directors 1993-1994, president 1994-1995), Illinois School Counselor Association (treasurer, governor 1970-1974), Women in Management (Lake County), Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma.



    Photography, travel, creative writing.


    • Married John E. Sanborn, Junior, June 15, 1957 (divorced February 1972). Children: Bethany Sanborn, Stephany Sanborn, Katrinka Sanborn-Haynes, Melany Sanborn Satman.
    • father: John Petersen
    • mother: Bernice Ann (Van Valkenburg) Petersen
    • spouse: John E. Sanborn
    • children: Bethany Sanborn Petersen
    • Stephany Sanborn Petersen
    • Katrinka Sanborn-Haynes Petersen
    • Melany Sanborn Satman Petersen
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    Born March 11, 1935