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Anthony Penn, LPC

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About me

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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

VA LPC 0701005736


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Very happy with his expertise

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have really been enjoying talking with Anthony. He is a great listener and has helpful insight.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Mr. Penn has been a great source of support and therapeutic guidance to me. His ability to validate has been remarkable, as well as his efforts to meet me where I am in my healing journey. He is very encouraging and empowering, and his calm and friendly approach makes it easy to talk to him.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Anthony is an incredible therapist who really takes the time to understand your issues and provide evidence-based approaches for dealing with issues. Highly recommend!

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I really appreciate Anthony's solution-centered approach to therapy. My need for strategies to better handle emotions and social situations led me to therapy, and Anthony's use of therapy worksheets to educate me on some of my harmful thought-patterns has helped me so much in the short time we've worked together. Although I'm on the maintenance plan, Anthony responds quickly and provides thoughtful responses. I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone ready for personal growth!

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Mr Penn has been very helpful in my journey with dealing with my personal struggles. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues