I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients who need assistance coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2004005017
KS LSCSW LSCSW 4672
Penny has made me feel safe and comfortable from day one. She has gave me tools within the first two sessions and checks in with me regularly to see how they are working for me. She is direct when needed and warm always.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
So helpful! Such a great person! The comfort and soothing ways on display in conversation with Penny is healthy and helpful by itself. Then, add in her expertise and its unequivocal my belief in her as a great therapist. 10/10
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
She has been fantastic for me. She listens and supports me and is honest with me about what I need to change.
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Penny is a wise and compassionate therapist. I have felt at ease with her since the beginning. She helps me to see things differently which is exactly what I need.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Penny is thoughtful and compassionate. I appreciate her kind and honest approach
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coaching
Very professional and uplifting. Penny is good about implementing strategies right away in order to help you reach your goals quickly and effectively.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd