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Penny Gifford, LPC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation 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

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

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 is absolutely wonderful. An amazing listener with the ability to help make an action plan.

Written on Jul 02, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is great

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great experience

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 2 weeks

Penny is the best therapist I have ever had in my 25 years of working with therapists. She makes me feel supported and understood. She embodies kindness, creativity, and strength. I have nothing negative to say about Penny, she’s fantastic. Anyone who is matched with Penny is exceptionally fortunate.

Written on Mar 16, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 7 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Penny is a excellent therapist . It took me a while to find her and now that I did I am so thankful. She is an excellent listener and provises helpful feedback when needed. She supports my process of big decisions in a valuable way with asking clarifying questions when needed or I am off track of my purpose and affirms my choices when I am needing support. She has been pivotal in my growth.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have been working consistently with Penny for 8 months now, and this experience working with her has healed and impowered me in ways that I did not know possible.
Penny does a great job creating a space that is safe for the exploration and contemplation of difficult matters, and more importantly, guides you through process and ensures that she leaves you with tools, exercises, and/or resources that will help you safely process any difficult emotions during the time in between your next meeting her.
Penny has been my one and only therapist on Better Help since I've joined 8 months ago, and I really think that says a lot!

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Penny for 8 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties