Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston

Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP

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Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston

Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP


Location

Offers online therapy

Rising HeArt Studios
8227 Old Ocean View Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 517-2947

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Announcement icon In light of social distancing in place, I am moving to telehealth only sessions at this time.
Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston is not currently accepting new clients.
I'm not your typical therapist. I'm a real person, free from judgement, & genuinely care about your progress. I am creative & passionate in my personal & professional life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, & Certified Telemental Health Provider. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life. Art therapy allows me to bridge the gap for those that struggle with verbal expression by offering an alternate form of communication and self-expression to ensure a positive therapeutic experience.
My counseling style is warm and inviting. I work with you to help identify your goals and encourage you to make therapy your own. Each therapeutic journey is personalized and unique to your needs. Areas of experience include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, self-harm, parenting skills, trauma, and grief.
I am accepting of all populations to include LGBTQ-PIA+, BDSM/kink, poly/consensual non monogamy, paganism/spirituality, etc. I want to help you discover who you are and everything you can become. I want to help you create a life fueled by creativity & passion as well as find a side of life and yourself that you love. Email is the best way to contact me.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Virginia Premier
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: Virginia
  • School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Year Graduated: 2008

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Virginia Board of Counseling / 0701006213
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: ATCB / 15-047
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Rising HeArt Studios
8227 Old Ocean View Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 517-2947
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP, Art Therapist in Norfolk

Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston

Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP