Christian Counseling Associates

Real Heart. Real Change.

2001 W. Plano Pkwy. Plano, Tx

Pennie Raymond

Masters Level Intern

Plano & Grapevine Office

972-422-8383

praymond@counselgodsword.com

Education

BAS in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University

Masters of Arts in Healthcare Management from Dallas Baptist University

Pursuing Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University

SYMBIS Certified - Save Your Marriage Before It Starts

Background

Pennie is a family and marriage behavioral health care service professional with over twenty-five years of experience in premarital and marriage counseling, social work, community service, casework management, family support counseling, teen literary, court-ordered juvenile remediation, adolescence at-risk intervention, and crisis intervention. The hallmark of Pennie’s collaborative client-center professional approach is her biblical orientation and evidence-based perspective of honoring and taking to heart the concerns of the client. In using cognitive-behavior and solution-focused therapy, integrated with biblical principles as interventions for change, Pennie focuses on the treatment of the whole person by taking into account their emotional, behavioral, contextual, and spiritual needs. With professional assistance and God’s grace, Pennie believes healing, reconciliation, and solutions to our problems can be achieved.  Pennie has worked with a diversity of groups in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Texas. Pennie has been married for over 35 years, and with her husband, they have raised one child.   

 

Passions

Because we are formed and transformed by our experiences and relationships, it is important to consider their impact on our past as we contemplate our Christ-centered purpose. This is why I have a passion for counseling. From an individual, couple, family, social, and spiritual perspective, my love for behavioral health care is based on its unique ability to be instrumental in assisting clients from all walks of life to identify and develop a course of action to help in working towards achieving the desired outcomes they want for their life. I understand overcoming challenges takes commitment and that recovery is a process.  I am passionately committed to the practice of providing hope and encouragement to empower the client to discover and use their inherent ability to make the necessary changes that support a healthy lifestyle. I have a love for working with hurting people to help them find their way forward in life. As a solution-based, client-focused marriage and family counselor, I enjoy teaching techniques in premarital and marriage conflict resolution, reconciling families, and repairing work-place relationships. My passion for working with adolescents is to encourage and teach them not to waste their young lives on bad choices and split-second decisions, but to enhance their ability to achieve life-long success. Through all of life’s transitions, I passionately believe that with hope, healing, regaining mental and emotional balance, and biblical wisdom, each client can engage and enhance their inner strengths to develop the learned behaviors and skills that are fundamental to a meaningful and productive life.  

 

Associations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, American Association of Christian Counselors

 

Works with

Individuals | Couples | Adolescents | Teenagers | Families| College Students

 

Areas of Concentration

Premarital & Marital Counseling | Teen Issues | Couples | Women’s Issues |Self-esteem issues | Parenting Issues| Depression | Spiritual Guidance| Stress Management