Gretchen J. Penner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Gretchen J. Penner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Sound Mind Center
3990 Old Town Avenue
Suite 209A
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 324-3803

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Announcement icon Due to COVID-19, Telehealth therapy (therapy via phone or video) is now being offered. Contact me for details.
IS ANXIETY STEALING YOUR JOY? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, feelings of loneliness and/or emptiness? Are you struggling with life changes, loss, feelings of hopelessness? Are you fearful about finding/losing love? Do you suffer with feelings of worthlessness or feel incapable of being loved? Healthy connections are a primary need that we all have. Healthy attachments help us regulate our emotions to live a joyful and peaceful life. Sometimes through life experiences, our ability to attach and connect in healthy ways gets disrupted, negatively impacting our lives and our ability to regulate our emotions.
I am trained in attachment therapy and EMDR. I take a comprehensive therapeutic approach that helps you regulate your emotions and build your inner strength using therapeutic Mindfulness and somatic work that specifically targets healing our nervous symptom, strengthening our ability for healthy connections, increased resiliency, and inner peace.
I myself have suffered from anxiety and I know how debilitating it can be. You are not alone. The good news is you don't have to suffer anymore. I am here to help. Call me. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. Together we can see if I am the right match for you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • License: California / LCSW 97697
  • School: California State University, Fullerton
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Membership: Association of Size Diversity and Health
  • Member Since: 2020

Location

Sound Mind Center
3990 Old Town Avenue
Suite 209A
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 324-3803
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adult Attachment Repair Model
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 8 May 2021
Gretchen J. Penner, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego

Gretchen J. Penner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW