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Peggy Tyson

Crime Victim Center

Peggy Tyson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved licensed supervisor for the state of Missouri. Currently, she is the Director of Clinical Services for the Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St. Louis, the longest crime victim services agency still in existence in the United States. In addition to counseling clients who have experienced all types of crimes, she supervises a staff of counselors and interns. Ms. Tyson was an adjunct professor with Lindenwood University in their graduate counseling program, teaching Professional Internship classes for 16 years, retiring in 2020. She has presented at the Missouri Victim Assistance Network (MOVA) annual conference and the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA) annual conference on such topics as Traumatic Grief, PTSD and the Crime Victim, Vicarious Trauma and Self Care, and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition, she has taught the Impact of Crime Victimization to probationers and parolees of the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole. She is also a trained National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Responder and has responded to numerous local and national disasters, including 9/11 (New York City, NY) and Hurricane Katrina (Biloxi, MS). She has been an adjunct instructor for the Missouri State Victim Assistance Academy. She has worked within the criminal justice system, working as the therapist for the Victim Services Unit of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office.  She volunteers her time with the Give An Hour program, which is a nationwide network to provide services to those in need, such as veterans and those impacted by disasters. She is a national board-certified clinical hypnotherapist and trained in EMDR.
Ms. Tyson has lived in the St. Louis area for 30 years and considers it her hometown. She and her husband were rescued by two beautiful Akitas, Rain and Storm. She loves to spend time with family and friends, making them an integral part of her own self-care.