Andrea Penner, Licensed Professional Counselor

Andrea Penner is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has had the privilege of providing empathetic and passionate therapy for over 13 years in Northwest Arkansas. She received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. Having grown up overseas and spending much of her life traveling around the world, Andrea greatly values and understands the importance of an individual’s story, background, and experiences, and is passionate about gaining insight and knowledge about each client. No single person is the same and Andrea is honored to walk alongside teenagers, adults, and couples to help them discover their healthiest and most authentic selves. Andrea is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and specializes in treating trauma, eating disorders, and self-harming behaviors. She is also very passionate about doing co-parenting counseling as she has seen the benefits for the parents and the children.

Education

  • M.S. John Brown University, Siloam Springs
  • B.S. John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Background/Experience 

  • Children’s Advocacy Center 2006-2012
  • Private Practice 2012-present

Populations Served

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

Professional Interests/Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Co-parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pre-marital
  • Marital
  • Family Relationship Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Teenagers- self-esteem, body image, worth, peer pressure issues
  • Divorce Recovery