Penny reached out to me not too long ago wanting to update her website with some new images for her mental health therapy business. I came to her beautiful home office in Lisle where she treats her patients and we captured some wonderful portraits. Penny had such a warm and inviting demeanor. I can see why she is so good at what she does by even the short amount of time we spent together.
How long have you been in your field and what lead you there?
I’ve been a mental health therapist for over 20 years and was drawn to this field because I've always felt an intuitive connection to those in need and also have a passion for problem-solving. I work primarily with women and specialize in issues with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and chronic health issues.
What is your favorite part about what you do?
The best part of my job is collaborating with my clients in a motivational way, and cheering them on as they begin to transform their lives.
What do you wish more people knew about therapy and any common misconceptions?
Because there is still sometimes a stigma of secrecy about counseling, I wish people knew that it is simply something to be proud of. It takes strength and courage to lay out the details of your life, examine your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and be willing to consider the possibilities of trying new approaches to your life. It’s a brave thing, but the pay off is huge, and it humbles me to be part of that process!
What is your website, email, phone number and/or the best way to reach you?
You can find me at www.pennymanning.com, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is (640) 499-0440. You can reach me through any of these channels.