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LPC Anthony Penn

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Anthony Penn is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: LPC Years in Practice: 10 State: Virginia

Hi! My name is Anthony Penn. I’m an LPC licensed in the state Virginia. I have a Master’s in Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 10 years of counseling experience and 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling to manage psychological and/or emotional difficulties, including those diagnosed with severe mental illness.

I’ve worked with a good variety of age groups and populations over the years in my work. I’ve worked in a variety of settings (i.e., private practice, acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient therapy programs such as partial hospitalization programs, group homes, forensic facilities, and community mental health programs). I’m pleased to say I’ve had the opportunity to assist individuals with a large range of issues and I have yet to meet a challenge that was unwelcome. One of my greatest honors has been to treat active duty, veterans, and retired service members who have served in combat and have faced significant challenges re-integrating into society once returning home.

My counseling approach can be heavy in cognitive behavioral approaches but I love to incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology into my work. If any of this sounds relevant to you please do not hesitate to contact me.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Issues
Stress Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Compassion fatigue
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Reviews for Anthony Penn

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Mr Penn is a great therapist. Very understanding and helpful.

Feb 27, 2024

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Always on time, very helpful with making things easier to understand.

Feb 22, 2024

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I've had three sessions, with the fourth tomorrow. His expertise and knowledgeable recommendations have had tremendously positive results in my daily outlook, and I will likely continue using this service. Already recommended to friends and family!

Feb 16, 2024

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Anthony is a great listener, very respectful and is very knowledgeable. I always look forward to our next session together!

Feb 15, 2024

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Anthony really helped me with my overthinking. He started me on a more mindful approach to my every day life. I've only just started with him, but it has already started helping me change my mindset in my everyday life.

Jan 26, 2024

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Anthony is a caring and gentle individual with a patient and careful manner. I appreciate his ability to listen to my issues, and providing the right questions and feedback when needed. Furthermore, he is a down to Earth therapist with a practical and loving approach.

Jan 16, 2024

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Antony Penn has genuinely listened and continues to directly address items discussed in previous sessions, This allows me to maintain continuity and progress.

Jan 10, 2024

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He is very attentive.

Jan 09, 2024

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Anthony has been really great from the first session we had. He listens to my concerns and asks good questions to get to the bottom of what is going on and helps me work through them. I highly recommend him.

Jan 09, 2024

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One of my favorite things about Anthony is how he will just listen and then offer a few sentences of advice that completely change my outlook on things. He encourages me to challenge my thinking and to work through my own viewpoints. On top of all that, he has a voice that sounds the way a hug feels. I can’t recommend him enough.

Jan 07, 2024

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Anthony Penn is a great therapist. He listens well and helps me get to the root cause of my concerns in a safe way. Highly recommend him.

Jan 03, 2024

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Anthony's a great listener and responds to my needs. There's a good balance of him talking and him asking questions to drag things out in the open for me. I don't like therapists who talk all the time and give me advice without listening to my issues. Anthony balances it well.

Jan 02, 2024

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Anthony Penn has given me a safe place where I can talk about my feelings and inner thoughts without judgement, and learn how to develop myself in a positive direction. When I first came to Anthony, I was miserable and depressed, as well as an anxious shut in who had given up. I am now happier, healthier, and making steps into getting back into the world and feeling relaxed. If you need someone with a wide array of knowledge and a kind encouraging attitude, this is a great therapist for you.

Dec 21, 2023

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Excellent therapist. His empathy, compassion and understanding put me at ease and allow me to explore my feelings and issues. Very happy to have been matched up.

Nov 21, 2023

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Anthony is understanding of my concerns and has been a great source of new insight for how to view things a different way.

Nov 07, 2023

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Anthony has been crucial this far.

Oct 23, 2023

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Anthony is kind, relatable, and insightful in his advice. He helped me through a difficult time personally and professionally, and gave me tips on what I can do on my own to work through issues. He had lots of availability to meet, especially outside of regular business hours (so important)!! I can't recommend Anthony enough!

Jul 20, 2023

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Great to work with, lots of tools to help you

Jul 17, 2023

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Excellent, insightful, and a calming presence.

Jun 22, 2023

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Anthony is a great communicator who is able to help equip you with the specific tools that you will need in everyday life. He also has a humble demeanor which allows him to be a fantastic listener as well. Great therapist and definitely worth your consideration.

Jun 06, 2023

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Anthony Penn is a wonderful therapist! He always listens to what you have to say, and offers constructive feedback with every session. He's helped me work through a lot of issues I needed to unpack, and allowed me to figure things out in my own way. Five Stars, this guy is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone suffering from depression or social anxiety.

Apr 01, 2023

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He takes time to understand the foundation of the problems that I am dealing with.

Mar 20, 2023

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Anthony has been the best therapist I’ve dealt with by far. Over the years I’ve tried multiple and never felt comfortable with any of them. He listens to everything I have to say and genuinely cares about my well being. I am forever grateful to him and would recommend to anybody.

Mar 15, 2023

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So far so great

Mar 03, 2023

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Very respectful and goes above and beyond!

Mar 02, 2023

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Anthony is helping me understand a little bit about myself. He is a great listener! He is great

Feb 21, 2023

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Anthony is a very keen listener, picking up on my cues during discussions, offering a variety of ways to look at things and provide guidance.

Apr 26, 2023

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This is my first time using better help and I was a little hesitant. However that all went away with not only how easy the app is to use but how much progress I have made with my therapist Anthony Penn. He listens to my concerns and assigns me homework and reaches out to me to make sure that I am doing ok. I feel heard and supported. I would strongly recommend him.

Apr 19, 2023

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Very happy with his expertise

Feb 07, 2023

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I have really been enjoying talking with Anthony. He is a great listener and has helpful insight.

Feb 06, 2023

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Mr. Penn has been a great source of support and therapeutic guidance to me. His ability to validate has been remarkable, as well as his efforts to meet me where I am in my healing journey. He is very encouraging and empowering, and his calm and friendly approach makes it easy to talk to him.

Jan 23, 2023

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Anthony is an incredible therapist who really takes the time to understand your issues and provide evidence-based approaches for dealing with issues. Highly recommend!

Jan 23, 2023

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I really appreciate Anthony's solution-centered approach to therapy. My need for strategies to better handle emotions and social situations led me to therapy, and Anthony's use of therapy worksheets to educate me on some of my harmful thought-patterns has helped me so much in the short time we've worked together. Although I'm on the maintenance plan, Anthony responds quickly and provides thoughtful responses. I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone ready for personal growth!

Jan 17, 2023

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Mr Penn has been very helpful in my journey with dealing with my personal struggles. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Dec 28, 2022

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Anthony helped me with anxiety and negative thoughts I’ve had all my life, he helped me unpack them and gave me very concrete advice to address my issues, it was all very helpful and I feel almost like a new person! He is overall a really great guy, down to earth and very easy to talk to. I highly recommend him as a therapist.

Dec 27, 2022

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Anthony is a fantastic listener, but the thing I appreciate most about him is that he doesn't just listen to my problems and help me understand them, he gives me actionable advice on how to fix them. I'm seeing better and faster results than I ever have from self-help books or other therapists.

Dec 14, 2022

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Anthony is awesome!

Dec 12, 2022

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The man is good.

Dec 02, 2022

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Dr. Anthony has been great for me in helping me manage my anxiety on various fronts. He is very easy to talk to and makes helpful suggestions, while also giving me the space I need to reach out on my time. I would highly recommend Dr. Anthony to anyone interested in therapy.

Nov 30, 2022

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Really good and helpful to me

Nov 14, 2022

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Anthony is a very knowledgeable, kind and compassionate individual and I would highly recommend if you are in crisis to use him.

Nov 02, 2022

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Good

Oct 27, 2022

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Anthony is very down to earth, and very practical. He makes therapy very easy and helps you find a solution that fits your comfortability. I would definitely recommend Anthony to everyone looking for a great therapist.

Oct 17, 2022

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The best

Oct 07, 2022

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I really like him

Sep 04, 2022

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Mr Penn is very patient and seems to have my welfare a priority.

Sep 03, 2022

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Great to work with!

T..·Aug 04, 2022

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I wouldn't be the man I am today without this glorious human being's guidance and wisdom! Somebody get this guy a medal, or something.

M.I.·Jul 26, 2022

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Anthony was fantastic in helping me through some very dark moments and gaining perspective. He was very empathetic to my struggles and was always available when I needed him. I highly recommend him.

N.A.·Jul 13, 2022

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He is very kind, knows how to best approach topics, and offers great perspective on a plethora of issues.

E.L.·Jun 25, 2022

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Rally enjoyed his help. Anthony is very down to earth and relatable.

F.A.·Jun 07, 2022

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I worked with Anthony Penn for a few months last year, and I gained a lot of ground toward better mental and emotional health in that time. We brought our sessions to a close when I reached a good place. Recently, I noticed an uptick in stress that I couldn't manage alone. I reached out again, and he's been as insightful and helpful as ever.

P.A.·May 15, 2022

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This is what therapy in the 21st Century should be. Flexible, affordable, and no awkward therapist searching if you're not getting the help you need from who you get!

M.I.·Mar 28, 2022

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Anthony does well to remind me of my values & keep therapy going in the right direction so I don't lose focus. He makes me feel very aware of my myself, comfortable with myself, which allows me to love myself more.

J.E.·Mar 16, 2022

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He definitely understands me and my conditions, situations and approaches it from different angels and talks to me about each situation and better solutions and a lot of information to work on and to know exactly what and how to do it.

S.H.·Mar 07, 2022

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Simply put, the man is good. His therapist Kung Fu is good. The way he interacts is good. And the overall manner by which he conducts his sessions is not just good, but effective. What more can you ask for in a therapist.

B.E.·Jan 26, 2022

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Anthony is very attentive during our sessions and is an amazing listener. He will offer some really useful suggestions on ways to think logically instead of emotionally. Anthony also does a very good job of addressing my concerns and logically addressing them without minimizing their importance.

H.A.·Jan 25, 2022

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Anthony is a great counselor. He listens very well, he is very encouraging, and he always gives me information to look over for homework. When I think of what I would want a great counselor to be, I think of Anthony. Highly recommend sessions with Anthony!

B.R.·Jan 25, 2022

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Anthony is a great listener, he gives me very practical things to work on, and he is very responsive to messages. His input and help are very helpful.

B.R.·Jan 13, 2022

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Anthony listens to me and always supports me and my decisions. He has helped me become more aware of my thinking and how to challenge negative thinking. I always look forward to talking with Anthony as he has helped me so much in my mental health journey.

F.E.·Oct 22, 2021

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Only a few sessions/couple weeks in, but Anthony has already shaped my way of thinking in a positive manner. He comprehends everything with ease, and so far, as made it easy for me to feel comfortable enough to open up to him. Looking forward to more sessions.

A.N.·Sep 12, 2021

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Just started with Anthony and He is EXACTLY what I needed, I look forward to our sessions and he always leaves me with something to really think about over the week.

D.U.·Aug 05, 2021

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Anthony is deeply compassionate and focused on the process of healing. He provides a number of tools to facilitate my understanding of thoughts and behaviors, as well as new approaches to processing thoughts and behaviors.

M.I.·Jul 26, 2021

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I feel as if I've known Anthony for years. He is very chill and has a wonderful demeanor. He is prompt and gives a lot of great feedback. I look forward to our video conferences.

J.A.·Jul 20, 2021

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Anthony is wonderful and is the only therapist who has ever helped me feel fulfilled or valid or okay.

K.A.·Jun 16, 2021

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Anthony is my assigned counselor and so far so good. A great listener, I would recommend Anthony.

N.A.·Jun 15, 2021

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I've been working with Anthony Penn for under two months, and I've already seen meaningful improvements to my quality of life. He agreed to work with me through the messaging system rather than voice or video chat, eliminating a major barrier for me approaching online therapy. He's been gentle and insightful, and I'd recommend him (and betterhelp) without reservation.

P.A.·Jun 02, 2021

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Better than everyone else so far, in my experience.

G.R.·Feb 18, 2021

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He does a great job listening and giving me counsel.

S.H.·Jan 23, 2021

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He is a lot of help. Understanding and compassionate, but helps me recognize that my own faults played a part in this incident as well, and that my shortcomings were always there, just women in the past didn't take advantage of it. He is helping me rebuild myself and let go of regrets, things I cannot change about the past, and it is not worth rethinking issues I cannot change and wishing I had done something different.

A.A.·Jan 22, 2021

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I've had two video sessions with Anthony, and some back and forth messaging. He has been very helpful in a short amount of time, and has great qualities. I would not only recommend him to a friend, but I most likely will continue with him as my counselor. He's very pleasant, attentive, intelligent, and knowledgeable.

B.O.·Jan 12, 2021

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He has helped me out a lot

C.H.·Dec 19, 2020

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Anthony is responsive, knowledgeable and kind

J.E.·Dec 12, 2020

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Great guy. Patient and understanding with a level temperament . Able to get to the bottom of issues in a humane and calm manner

P.A.·Dec 08, 2020

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Anthony is an amazing counselor. He combines the right amount of listening with advice/therapy and is always responsive and willing to talk. He really allows you space to talk about what you need to and challenges your thought processes to help you realize change is possible. I would highly recommend him.

A.M.·Nov 11, 2020

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Better help is exceptional

D.O.·Oct 06, 2020

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I wasn’t expecting much from this website when my friend suggested it to me. Then I tried it and met Anthony (who was my first ever therapist) and he helped me think better about my situation in life. I was able to feel confident and not slow down in life. Thank you Anthony and BetterHelp.

S.A.·Sep 18, 2020

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Anthony is amazing, he listens and makes you feel ok about being imperfect, about making mistakes, and reminds you that you're human. He convinces you that you have a right to be happy regardless of what you've endured. He's an all around kind and warm person, and respects your time and space. I felt so much less anxiety pretty much immediately after he became my therapist - thank you Anthony!

B.R.·Sep 16, 2020

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It has been a brief time of working with him but I have enjoyed it. He is very easy to talk to and communicate with. I look forward to growing with him!

L.L.·Sep 03, 2020

Benefits

Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Anthony Penn offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
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