Penny Brower, LCPC, LMFT

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adult & Pediatric

About Penny Brower, LCPC, LMFT

Dr. Penny Brower treats patients between the ages of 8 and 100 years old. Dr. Penny Brower is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her doctoral degree from The University of Iowa and has worked for over 30 years helping individuals, couples, and families become more intentional and response-able in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Dr. Brower began her career in Eastern Iowa, doing in-home therapy throughout a four-county area with families who had complex, interacting struggles such as very limited income in blended families, with opposing parenting styles, who were dealing with teen substance abuse. Her most recent career chapter included 8 years with the Air National Guard, instituting a new program that focused on reducing suicide risk, increasing resilience, and minimizing stigma when utilizing programs to maximize mental wellness. Evidence-based approaches, such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are utilized to ensure that clients experience ongoing and increasing levels of progress toward their goals. These methods can be applied to a variety of issues like mood management, stress reduction, impulsive behaviors, and modification of relationship conflict patterns.

Dr. Brower’s favorite word, with all of its variations, is CHOICE. Her least favorite word is NORMAL, regarding people, not the town in Illinois. She views each individual as unique and deserving of care and respect, not as a diagnostic label in need of correction.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    University of Iowa

    PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy

    Locations

    Pekin, IL

    2205 State St
    Pekin, IL 61554-3936

    Peoria, IL

    5901 N Prospect Rd, Suite 201A
    Peoria, IL 61614-4346