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Penelope Van der Westhuizen, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in Texas with 38 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

38yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Young Adult Issues

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 9177

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Penelope Van der Westhuizen. 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.

I am very grateful to have been paired with Penelope. Each time it feels that we make good progress and that I am growing in the right direction. She listens and provides feedback and tasks to help me along this journey. A lovely feeling.

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Penelope is helpful, in touch with what I am working on, and overall wonderful!

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is kind, courteous & very helpful

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 1 week

I have had a fantastic experience working with Penelope. She provides the perfect balance of listening, giving feedback, and biblical wisdom. Look forward to continuing our work together!

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My first session was very encouraging. I am looking forward to working with this therapist to achieve my goals!

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Superb therapist, extremely supportive and knowledgable

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Penelope for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety