Patricia Penn, PhD, LCSW - Psychotherapy
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About Dr Penn


My professional career began in England in the 1960s and has evolved into a stimulating and rewarding professional practice. After immigrating to the U.S. in the late 60s, I gained valuable experience working as a therapist in the public sector.

I later went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, which has provided me with an additional level of training, skill and expertise far beyond that which is required for clinical social work licensure.

I bring this doctoral education, intensive training, personal therapy and over 30 years of professional and life experience to the practice of psychotherapy. I have been in private practice in San Jose/Los Gatos for over 20 years.  

I provide psychotherapy with adults, couples, and groups, and am comfortable treating people from diverse backgrounds who come seeking help for a broad range of problems

Though it is sometimes difficult to begin psychotherapy or seek a consultation, I have found that the majority of people who have sought my help and guidance over the years have learned to cope more effectively with lives that had become overwhelming and unmanageable.

LCSWCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences, License # LCS 11694

PhD, The Sanville Institute (formerly the California Institute for Clinical Social Work), Berkeley, CA. 1996
    Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Career Satisfaction in Seasoned Clinical Social Workers
Postgraduate training, The Tavistock Institute, London, England, 1968 
MSW, University of Bristol, England, 1968
BSW, Coventry University, England 1965

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