Twyla Peterson Wilson, LCSW

Twyla Peterson Wilson, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in addiction treatment. She has developed a specialty practice that emphasizes compassionate, holistic treatment of women with addictive disorders. She also conducts workshops on gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment for women and trains other professionals. Twyla is trained as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner through Peter Levine’s SE Trauma Institute. She brings addiction awareness to this unique form of trauma healing.

Ms. Wilson has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Family Relations from the University of Minnesota. A licensed clinical social worker, she first worked in mental health settings. At the Duke University Medical Center, she did clinical, administrative, training, and consultation work. She served as administrative director of the Partial Hospital Program and the Centralized Evaluation Unit in the Department of Psychiatry. For the Duke Addictions Program (DAP), she implemented gender-responsive treatment services for women. After establishing her private practice, she began to specialize in addiction treatment and now provides a variety of clinical services for recovering persons, who often have co-occurring disorders.

Ms. Wilson has taught in various professional venues over the last ten years. As a certified training associate and consultant for Dr. Covington, she is available for training on all Dr. Covington’s curricula, which can be found at