Forensic Practice

Forensic psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. In her forensic psychology practice, Dr. Peters conducts comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in the areas of intimate partner violence (domestic violence), adult survivors of childhood sexual/physical/psychological abuse, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, child pornography, alcohol and memory, emotional distress and traumatic stress disorders. Dr. Peters’ findings and opinions are objective as she consults in matters for both criminal defense and prosecution, as well as both plaintiff and defense in civil matters.

Dr. Peters is frequently consulted on criminal, civil, military court martial, and Federal immigration cases involving the multiple and varied psychological and traumatic effects of the various types of interpersonal violence and traumatic experiences.


  • Forensic Psychological Evaluation, including Psychological Testing/Assessment
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Written Reports
  • Attorney Consultation
  • Comprehensive Record Review


  • Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Adult Consequences of Childhood Sexual/Physical/Psychological Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Traumatic Sequelae
  • Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD
  • Neurobiological Impact of Trauma


  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Sentencing Mitigation
  • Post-Conviction Relief


  • Assessment of Emotional and Psychological Distress
  • Impact of Psychological Trauma
  • Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX
  • Damages Valuation


  • Asylum
  • 601 Waiver (Exceptional hardship)
  • VAWA (Violence Against Woman Act)
  • U Visa (Victim of a crime)
  • Medical Waiver Certification for Citizenship (Form 648)
  • T Visa (Human trafficking)
  • Competency


  • Sexual assault
  • Same-sex sexual assault
  • Child physical/sexual abuse/psychological abuse
  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Impact of alcohol on memory
  • Child pornography use
  • Domestic violence/Intimate personal violence