Brittany Peters

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Brittany Peters is a distinguished mental health professional with a career spanning over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include clinical practice, problem-solving courts, with a specialized focus on community mental health. Presently, Dr. Brittany serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health for a child welfare and behavioral health organization. She also owns and operates a private practice, the Center for Wellness & Clinical Development, and teaches collegiate courses for two major universities.

In her doctoral research, Dr. Brittany concentrated on Family Drug Treatment Courts and evaluating the efficacy of treatment available through these programs in reducing substance misuse disorders among participants. Dr. Brittany is a licensed clinical social worker certified in addictions, with a keen focus on improving clinical services in the community by training and developing counselors and other professionals.

Additionally, Dr. Brittany is actively involved in her community and serves on numerous boards and committees focusing on substance misuse, child welfare, and community mental health at both local and state levels. She is a member of the Statewide Dependency Court Improvement Panel (DCIP), serves as the current President of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas (NAMI), and is a board member for the Pinellas Black Health Equity Alliance (BHEA), among many other community organizations.

Dr. Brittany earned her BSW and MSW from Florida State University and her Doctor of Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, and a proud dog mom to one miniature schnauzer named Herschel.


BS, Florida State University

MSW, Florida State University

DSW, University of Tennessee

Public Service

National Association of Social Workers, Committee Member - Tampa

SunCoast Health Council, Board Member - Clearwater

League of Women Voters- North Pinellas, Member - Clearwater

Phi Alpha Honors Society- University of Tenn, Member -

Urban League Young Professionals, Member - Saint Petersberg


Peters, B. (2018). Family Drug Treatment Courts, Do they work?.

Peters, B. (2017). Post-Partum Depression and Post-Partum Psychosis.