Penny Gifford

LPC, LCPC

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Dependent Personality , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CO LPC 5992

MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-4727


Reviews

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Penny's guidance has allowed me to make progress on issues that have plagued me for years, that no other therapist has ever been able to help with. My sessions with her have given me courage and confidence that I never thought I could possess. She's stayed with me through some very dark days, and I know that I always have her in my corner. The comfort that brings is inexpressible.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Penny is incredible. She is so good at listening as well as offering tools to process my emotions. She has helped me so much. My mental health would not be doing this well without her.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I love my sessions with Penny. I know that when I tell her what I’ve been going through she will understand and validate my experience. She is very insightful and after every session I feel much better about my situation and I always have new tools to work with for the following week. Thank you Penny!

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

There is never a session with Penny where I don’t leave feeling more at ease than when I started. She’s always so great at helping me to build the strategies I need for success, and also just being a kind ear when I need to talk it out and figure things out for myself. Penny has been there for me through multiple big changes/decisions in my life, and I’m so grateful to have had her compassionate and caring guidance. I came to better help with lots of anxiety surrounding therapy and Penny has been the perfect counselor to put me at ease with all of that and help me to actually move forward. I see real, positive change in myself since I’ve began my sessions with her.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Penny is great! I feel comfortable sharing very private parts of my lifestyle and she has such helpful insight and is so kind. I discussed the questions I had with my previous therapist that I felt stuck on and she offered ideas that have helped me to move forward.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Penny for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Penny has had a significant impact on my life. The best money I have ever spent was for her as my therapist.

Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Penny for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love Penny

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Penny for 5 months on issues concerning self esteem

Penny is an awesome therapist who really cares and is very compassionate and understanding and you can talk to her about anything.

Written on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Thank you for the help and unwavering understanding. Penny is a good person.

Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Penny for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Penny has offered me the support and guidance I have searched for in a therapist for years. She is highly experienced and professional.

Work with me!