Hi! My name is Anthony Penn. I’m an LPC licensed in the state Virginia. I have a Master’s in Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 10 years of counseling experience and 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling to manage psychological and/or emotional difficulties, including those diagnosed with severe mental illness.
I’ve worked with a good variety of age groups and populations over the years in my work. I’ve worked in a variety of settings (i.e., private practice, acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient therapy programs such as partial hospitalization programs, group homes, forensic facilities, and community mental health programs). I’m pleased to say I’ve had the opportunity to assist individuals with a large range of issues and I have yet to meet a challenge that was unwelcome. One of my greatest honors has been to treat active duty, veterans, and retired service members who have served in combat and have faced significant challenges re-integrating into society once returning home.
My counseling approach can be heavy in cognitive behavioral approaches but I love to incorporate mindfulness, solution focused therapy, positive psychology, and existential therapies into my work. If any of this sounds relevant to you please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Paranoia , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #0701005736 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Anthony is a great listener, he gives me very practical things to work on, and he is very responsive to messages. His input and help are very helpful.
Anthony listens to me and always supports me and my decisions. He has helped me become more aware of my thinking and how to challenge negative thinking. I always look forward to talking with Anthony as he has helped me so much in my mental health journey.
Only a few sessions/couple weeks in, but Anthony has already shaped my way of thinking in a positive manner. He comprehends everything with ease, and so far, as made it easy for me to feel comfortable enough to open up to him. Looking forward to more sessions.
Just started with Anthony and He is EXACTLY what I needed, I look forward to our sessions and he always leaves me with something to really think about over the week.
Anthony is deeply compassionate and focused on the process of healing. He provides a number of tools to facilitate my understanding of thoughts and behaviors, as well as new approaches to processing thoughts and behaviors.
I feel as if I've known Anthony for years. He is very chill and has a wonderful demeanor. He is prompt and gives a lot of great feedback. I look forward to our video conferences.
Anthony is wonderful and is the only therapist who has ever helped me feel fulfilled or valid or okay.
Anthony is my assigned counselor and so far so good. A great listener, I would recommend Anthony.
I've been working with Anthony Penn for under two months, and I've already seen meaningful improvements to my quality of life. He agreed to work with me through the messaging system rather than voice or video chat, eliminating a major barrier for me approaching online therapy. He's been gentle and insightful, and I'd recommend him (and betterhelp) without reservation.
Better than everyone else so far, in my experience.
He does a great job listening and giving me counsel.
He is a lot of help. Understanding and compassionate, but helps me recognize that my own faults played a part in this incident as well, and that my shortcomings were always there, just women in the past didn't take advantage of it. He is helping me rebuild myself and let go of regrets, things I cannot change about the past, and it is not worth rethinking issues I cannot change and wishing I had done something different.
I've had two video sessions with Anthony, and some back and forth messaging. He has been very helpful in a short amount of time, and has great qualities. I would not only recommend him to a friend, but I most likely will continue with him as my counselor. He's very pleasant, attentive, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
He has helped me out a lot
Anthony is responsive, knowledgeable and kind
Great guy. Patient and understanding with a level temperament . Able to get to the bottom of issues in a humane and calm manner
Anthony is an amazing counselor. He combines the right amount of listening with advice/therapy and is always responsive and willing to talk. He really allows you space to talk about what you need to and challenges your thought processes to help you realize change is possible. I would highly recommend him.
Better help is exceptional
I wasn’t expecting much from this website when my friend suggested it to me. Then I tried it and met Anthony (who was my first ever therapist) and he helped me think better about my situation in life. I was able to feel confident and not slow down in life. Thank you Anthony and BetterHelp.
Anthony is amazing, he listens and makes you feel ok about being imperfect, about making mistakes, and reminds you that you're human. He convinces you that you have a right to be happy regardless of what you've endured. He's an all around kind and warm person, and respects your time and space. I felt so much less anxiety pretty much immediately after he became my therapist - thank you Anthony!
It has been a brief time of working with him but I have enjoyed it. He is very easy to talk to and communicate with. I look forward to growing with him!