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Frayda Penini, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

I am a psychotherapist with 44 years of experience. I am licensed in Maryland as a LCSW-C and am a Board Certified Supervisor. I primarily worked at Kaiser Permanente until 2017 and have since supervised privately. I am now wanting to return to offering therapy through the teletherapy format.
My work experience has been with adults individually, in couples therapy, family therapy and in groups. I have helped clients facing various life challenges and with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia. I strive to help my clients recognize their strengths and supports in order to better cope with their problems. Primarily I use a psychodynamic method with an emphasis on short term therapy. I also use cognitive therapy techniques as well as mindfulness techniques.
I look forward to working with you in finding solutions and clearer understanding of the issues you are currently facing. Look forward to hearing from you.

Professional experience

44yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered


License information

MD LCSW-C 04029


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Frayda Penini. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

When I started working with Frayda a few months ago I was deeply depressed, struggling with my identity, and overwhelmed by the world around me. I just knew that I needed help, and I could've never imagined that we would come so far in such a short time. Today - with her help - I can not only visualize my future, but I am actively shaping it, and excited for it. The seed of hope that she planted within me has been nurtured into action by her guidance. Frayda has equipped me with tools that will help to establish success and ensure my well-being for the rest of my life. Each session I felt heard, understood, and walked away with valuable insights and actions to help me help myself and those around me. These sessions have been invaluable and I will be forever grateful.

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Frayda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Frayda was very patient. She helped me identify issues that I hadn't thought about. She was easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Frayda

Written on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Frayda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Frayda has been very supportive and has provided helpful advice.

Written on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Frayda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety