Cynthia S Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S

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Cynthia S Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Life Forward Counseling
8700 Menchaca Rd
Suite 605
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 642-8646
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Initial intake appointment is via telehealth. Therapist willing to meet in-person after assessment period.
Cynthia S Penwell currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I provide psychotherapy, EMDR, and guidance for adults, couples, families, and adolescents. My ideal client is one who is ready to begin the journey towards a better functioning family, and/or a happier lifestyle. I specialize in trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR; as well as attachment-based psychotherapy. In my work with adults, I vary between cognitive behavioral with mindfulness approaches with underpinnings of an attachment orientation and a strengths perspective. With couples, I also integrate the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
What makes me unique is both my theoretical approach and my personal style. I believe the therapeutic relationship is based on mutual respect and admiration. We will create goals and outcomes that work. I use humor, motivation, and empathy to connect and help make changes in your life.
In addition to private practice, I am also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, a board approved clinical supervisor, and the parent of three adopted children, and three dogs. I believe therapy is both an art and a science. Together I believe we can move your LIFE FORWARD.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $155 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Texas / 54358
  • School: University of Texas
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Board approved clinical supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Cynthia S Penwell's Groups

Two Board Approved Clinical Supervision Groups

Strengths based board approved clinical supervision group for LMSWs working towards licensure. I use a 1:3 ratio; one hour individual and a three hour group each month. We focus on power, culture and ethics in group supervision, while also focusing on diagnosis, assessment and treatment. My monthly rate for individual: group hybrid is $280, and groups/individual are on Fridays afternoons. I currently have one opening available.

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Clinical Supervision Group

I utilize a 1:3 model, seeing each supervisee one hour individually each month, and also integrating a three hour heterogenous clinical supervision group. We are currently meeting remotely and occasionally in-person. Monthly rate is $315.

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Location

Life Forward Counseling
8700 Menchaca Rd
Suite 605
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 642-8646
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Life transitions, grief and loss
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Culturally integrative and responsive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma-informed
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Cynthia S Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S