Cynthia Suzanne Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS

Verified by Psychology Today
Cynthia Suzanne Penwell, LCSW, CAS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin
(512) 642-8646 Website

Cynthia Suzanne Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS


Location

Life Forward Counseling
8700 Manchaca Rd
Suite 605
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 642-8646

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website

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. The best outcomes for children involve working with parents and the family system, as well as the child. I specialize in trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR; as well as attachment-based psychotherapy. With couples, I primarily use the Gottman Method and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. In my work with adults I vary between cognitive behavioral with mindfulness approaches with underpinnings of attachment theory and a strengths perspective.

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 and Tulane University, a board approved clinical supervisor, and the parent of three adopted children. I believe therapy is both an art and a science. Together I believe we can move your LIFE FORWARD.

Qualifications

  • School: University of Texas
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License and State: 54358 Texas

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

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

Cynthia Suzanne Penwell's Groups

Board Approved Clinical Supervision Group

Strengths based board approved clinical supervision group for LMSWs working towards licensure. Focusing on diagnosis, theories and methods of treatment, self-care, and preparing for LCSW exam. First Wednesdays 3-5pm and third Saturday 10am-12pm. Group and individual rates both $50/hr.

More about this group

Clinical Supervision Group

In addition to psychotherapy services, I also provide clinical supervision for social workers working toward LCSW licensure. Clinical supervision is a vital and valued part of my practice which, allows me to integrate my love for teaching, history as a field instructor working with student interns, and my experience in clinical practice. Being a supervisor for social workers seeking advanced licensure gives me the opportunity to contribute to the high level of ethical, professional, and clinically-skilled practice of our profession. I love being a part of helping other social workers find ever-increasing satisfaction and competence in their profession.

More about this group

Location

Life Forward Counseling
8700 Manchaca Rd
Suite 605
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 642-8646

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma-informed
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Cities:
Counties:
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Cynthia Suzanne Penwell, LCSW, CAS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin

Cynthia Suzanne Penwell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS