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Penny Gifford, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Your recovery begins here. I seek to help adults in individual sessions to integrate new and healthy skills to gain self-empowerment and improve your life. Whether you struggle with mental health issues or change of life issues the goal is to provide a supportive therapeutic environment to empower you to grow and make effective changes in your life. Creating a collaborative, non-judgmental and positive atmosphere is a crucial piece to your healing process and change.

I have extensive experience with the following conditions: anger management, anxiety & stress, co-dependency, family discord, eating disorders, grief & loss, life purpose & transition, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post- traumatic stress disorders.

I employ treatment through integrative counseling by drawing on behavioral therapies, psychodynamic therapy & humanistic therapies to help you learn, grow and heal by guiding you through a directive and solution focused process.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


CO LPC 5992


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Penny Gifford. 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.

Penny has really helped me identify some of the most prominent issues in my life and has given me the tools to fix them on my own. Saying I appreciate her would be an understatement, and I couldn't put it into words how much the experience has meant to me and my family. I thank her for all of her support during our sessions and want to give her all the credit in the world for helping me take charge of my life!

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Penny is terrific. I feel very very comfortable talking with her. Her insight into how my mind works has opened so many doors for me in regards to handling emotions and feelings appropriately

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love her! She is such a great therapist! We vibe together and she has great compassion!

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Penny is so understanding and brings many things into perspective. I simply feel so much better and in control of myself when I speak or chat with her

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I love her. She is so helpful and I feel like I'm able to be honest with her. Her advice is very very helpful.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I feel that Penny understands my issues and is a very good listener and gives great advice.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management