MEET PENNY:

Penny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 26 years of experience in providing professional counseling to adults, adolescents and children.  Penny understands that a family’s ways of communicating and interacting influence each individual member and may, in turn, affect self-esteem and the relationships each person forms outside their original family. Penny focuses on partnering with each individual, couple and/or family group to support them in identifying and achieving specific and attainable treatment goals.

In addition to providing counseling services in settings ranging from non-profit counseling centers to private practice, her past experience includes: presenting programs for community and professional groups  on dating violence, suicide prevention, stress management, anger control, conflict resolution, parenting strategies, play therapy and other mental health topics; providing supportive counseling and coordination of practical services to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; counseling survivors of petrochemical plant explosions in southeast Texas, and providing premarital counseling as a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor.  As the wife of a pastor for the past 48 years, Penny also has extensive experience in supporting and assisting those with spiritual issues and providing support for clergy and their families.

Education

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1976, Boston University.

Master of Arts, Behavioral Science, 1989, The University of Houston-Clear Lake

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow, 1992-present

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, regularly initiated member