My name is Larry Penner and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1998. I have experience with a wide variety of people with different issues. Some of these issues include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and severe mental illness. I enjoy talking with people and helping them meet their goals in life.
I tend to look at how behaviors are reinforced and ways to increase most effective ways of coping with problems.
My main goal is to create a safe place for the client to feel comfortable sharing. I am comfortable treating all of the most common conditions.
My communication style
I tend to be soft-spoken and I let the client guide the session. I am probably less directive that the average therapist. I allow the client to do most of the talking.
My journey to mental healthcare
I enjoy making a connection with people and seeing them grow. I have had my own mental health struggles so I can relate to what it feels like when things aren't going well.
My goals for you
I support a collaborative approach where we develop goals for treatment together so that we will be successful.
My first session with you
We have a lot of information gathering at the first session but I try to help provide some relief throughout the process.