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LPC Anthony Penn

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

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Anthony Penn is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LPC
Years in Practice: 10
State: VA

Hi! My name is Anthony Penn. I’m an LPC licensed in the state Virginia. I have a Master’s in Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 10 years of counseling experience and 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling to manage psychological and/or emotional difficulties, including those diagnosed with severe mental illness.

I’ve worked with a good variety of age groups and populations over the years in my work. I’ve worked in a variety of settings (i.e., private practice, acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient therapy programs such as partial hospitalization programs, group homes, forensic facilities, and community mental health programs). I’m pleased to say I’ve had the opportunity to assist individuals with a large range of issues and I have yet to meet a challenge that was unwelcome. One of my greatest honors has been to treat active duty, veterans, and retired service members who have served in combat and have faced significant challenges re-integrating into society once returning home.

My counseling approach can be heavy in cognitive behavioral approaches but I love to incorporate mindfulness, solution focused therapy, positive psychology, and existential therapies into my work. If any of this sounds relevant to you please do not hesitate to contact me.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Great to work with!

T..·Aug 04, 2022


I wouldn't be the man I am today without this glorious human being's guidance and wisdom! Somebody get this guy a medal, or something.

M.I.·Jul 26, 2022


Anthony was fantastic in helping me through some very dark moments and gaining perspective. He was very empathetic to my struggles and was always available when I needed him. I highly recommend him.

N.A.·Jul 13, 2022


He is very kind, knows how to best approach topics, and offers great perspective on a plethora of issues.

E.L.·Jun 25, 2022


Rally enjoyed his help. Anthony is very down to earth and relatable.

F.A.·Jun 07, 2022


I worked with Anthony Penn for a few months last year, and I gained a lot of ground toward better mental and emotional health in that time. We brought our sessions to a close when I reached a good place. Recently, I noticed an uptick in stress that I couldn't manage alone. I reached out again, and he's been as insightful and helpful as ever.

P.A.·May 15, 2022


This is what therapy in the 21st Century should be. Flexible, affordable, and no awkward therapist searching if you're not getting the help you need from who you get!

M.I.·Mar 28, 2022


Anthony does well to remind me of my values & keep therapy going in the right direction so I don't lose focus. He makes me feel very aware of my myself, comfortable with myself, which allows me to love myself more.

J.E.·Mar 16, 2022


He definitely understands me and my conditions, situations and approaches it from different angels and talks to me about each situation and better solutions and a lot of information to work on and to know exactly what and how to do it.

S.H.·Mar 07, 2022


Simply put, the man is good. His therapist Kung Fu is good. The way he interacts is good. And the overall manner by which he conducts his sessions is not just good, but effective. What more can you ask for in a therapist.

B.E.·Jan 26, 2022


Anthony is very attentive during our sessions and is an amazing listener. He will offer some really useful suggestions on ways to think logically instead of emotionally. Anthony also does a very good job of addressing my concerns and logically addressing them without minimizing their importance.

H.A.·Jan 25, 2022


Anthony is a great counselor. He listens very well, he is very encouraging, and he always gives me information to look over for homework. When I think of what I would want a great counselor to be, I think of Anthony. Highly recommend sessions with Anthony!

B.R.·Jan 25, 2022


Anthony is a great listener, he gives me very practical things to work on, and he is very responsive to messages. His input and help are very helpful.

B.R.·Jan 13, 2022


Anthony listens to me and always supports me and my decisions. He has helped me become more aware of my thinking and how to challenge negative thinking. I always look forward to talking with Anthony as he has helped me so much in my mental health journey.

F.E.·Oct 22, 2021


Only a few sessions/couple weeks in, but Anthony has already shaped my way of thinking in a positive manner. He comprehends everything with ease, and so far, as made it easy for me to feel comfortable enough to open up to him. Looking forward to more sessions.

A.N.·Sep 12, 2021


Just started with Anthony and He is EXACTLY what I needed, I look forward to our sessions and he always leaves me with something to really think about over the week.

D.U.·Aug 05, 2021


Anthony is deeply compassionate and focused on the process of healing. He provides a number of tools to facilitate my understanding of thoughts and behaviors, as well as new approaches to processing thoughts and behaviors.

M.I.·Jul 26, 2021


I feel as if I've known Anthony for years. He is very chill and has a wonderful demeanor. He is prompt and gives a lot of great feedback. I look forward to our video conferences.

J.A.·Jul 20, 2021


Anthony is wonderful and is the only therapist who has ever helped me feel fulfilled or valid or okay.

K.A.·Jun 16, 2021


Anthony is my assigned counselor and so far so good. A great listener, I would recommend Anthony.

N.A.·Jun 15, 2021


I've been working with Anthony Penn for under two months, and I've already seen meaningful improvements to my quality of life. He agreed to work with me through the messaging system rather than voice or video chat, eliminating a major barrier for me approaching online therapy. He's been gentle and insightful, and I'd recommend him (and betterhelp) without reservation.

P.A.·Jun 02, 2021


Better than everyone else so far, in my experience.

G.R.·Feb 18, 2021


He does a great job listening and giving me counsel.

S.H.·Jan 23, 2021


He is a lot of help. Understanding and compassionate, but helps me recognize that my own faults played a part in this incident as well, and that my shortcomings were always there, just women in the past didn't take advantage of it. He is helping me rebuild myself and let go of regrets, things I cannot change about the past, and it is not worth rethinking issues I cannot change and wishing I had done something different.

A.A.·Jan 22, 2021


I've had two video sessions with Anthony, and some back and forth messaging. He has been very helpful in a short amount of time, and has great qualities. I would not only recommend him to a friend, but I most likely will continue with him as my counselor. He's very pleasant, attentive, intelligent, and knowledgeable.

B.O.·Jan 12, 2021


He has helped me out a lot

C.H.·Dec 19, 2020


Anthony is responsive, knowledgeable and kind

J.E.·Dec 12, 2020


Great guy. Patient and understanding with a level temperament . Able to get to the bottom of issues in a humane and calm manner

P.A.·Dec 08, 2020


Anthony is an amazing counselor. He combines the right amount of listening with advice/therapy and is always responsive and willing to talk. He really allows you space to talk about what you need to and challenges your thought processes to help you realize change is possible. I would highly recommend him.

A.M.·Nov 11, 2020


Better help is exceptional

D.O.·Oct 06, 2020


I wasn’t expecting much from this website when my friend suggested it to me. Then I tried it and met Anthony (who was my first ever therapist) and he helped me think better about my situation in life. I was able to feel confident and not slow down in life. Thank you Anthony and BetterHelp.

S.A.·Sep 18, 2020


Anthony is amazing, he listens and makes you feel ok about being imperfect, about making mistakes, and reminds you that you're human. He convinces you that you have a right to be happy regardless of what you've endured. He's an all around kind and warm person, and respects your time and space. I felt so much less anxiety pretty much immediately after he became my therapist - thank you Anthony!

B.R.·Sep 16, 2020


It has been a brief time of working with him but I have enjoyed it. He is very easy to talk to and communicate with. I look forward to growing with him!

L.L.·Sep 03, 2020


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