Penelope has been working in community mental health since 2011 when she started a therapeutic carpentry program for women and LQBTQIA individuals. She has studied methods for working with trauma in its many forms, gender and identity issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and more. She believes that each person has the ability to grow through anything when the right form of support is provided, and aims to create a space where new and old territory can be explored safely and comfortably.
She creates space for clients using a non-blaming, non-pathologizing model, and works through a lens that takes the whole person and their community into account when assessing solutions. She is particularly inspired to work with those who feel nervous about therapy, or have barriers to paying a fee. She sees all clients ages 12 and up, and offers a particular invitation to those experiencing difficulty around gender and identity issues, or undocumented families or individuals.
Cognitive Behavioral talk therapy
Mindfulness skills training
Penelope is a graduate student in the Masters in the Arts of Counseling program at Saint Martin's University
Sessions with Penelope are free, but only until early December, 2018 so contact her today if you would like to schedule.