Dr. Dave Peterson, LPC is the founder of Total Life Counseling and Day Psychiatric Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He wrote A Textbook for Mental Health with Robert Brown, MD and David Snyder, MD while a guest lecturer in the Mental Health course for five years at the University of Virginia. He also wrote Help From the Good Shepherd, Applying Psalm 23 to Life's Challenges, and God's Plan. His counselling materials are translated into Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish and Russian.
He has a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University. He has graduate studies in counseling from Syracuse University and Virginia Tech.
He started and pastored two churches and served as pastoral care minister in a third. Married to Carolyn for forty-nine years, they have four children and nine grandchildren.