Ned Peck, LCSW

Staff Psychotherapist and Group Coordinator


I have been a practicing clinical social worker and psychotherapist going on 10 years and licensed 6 years. I came to Humboldt County to attend HSU on a one-year student exchange program from a small rural college in Wisconsin with my sister. I fell in love with the place and people here and the rest is history. As an HSU alumni, it is an honor to come full-circle and return to campus working at CAPS. I enjoy recreating in all the outdoor beauty Humboldt County has to offer. You may run into me getting coffee or hanging out enjoying the view of the bay from out front of Founders Hall. I hope you will say hello.

Areas of Interest: 

I am passionate about the benefits of group psychotherapy, greatly enjoy facilitating groups, and serve as the coordinator of groups and workshops offered by CAPS. Through my years of training and experience I have also found interest and passion for working with trauma and recovery, psychosis, co-occurring problematic substance use and mental health conditions, and impairments in life functioning. I can be found in my natural therapy state operating in a relational, humanistic, and humoristic manner. I frequently use practices of somatic psychotherapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, group psychotherapy, and mindfulness while most often blending a breadth of practices that now live within me to address the life challenges and character presentations before me.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Liaison to: Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Committee
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
MSW, Sacramento State University
BA, Sociology, Humboldt State University
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

The Buddha and the Borderline by Kierra Van Gelder; When the Body Says No by Gabor Maté; The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller; The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdal; New Self, New World by Philip Shepherd

Ned Peck, LCSW
SHC, 2nd Floor