Scott Pennington Counselor

SCOTT PENNINGTON

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor

Email Address: scott@mariettaroswellcounseling.com

Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers

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Scott specializes in couples’ therapy with pre-marital and marital counseling as well as co-parenting and family issues. He also offers individual therapy for adults and kids over 11 years old and group therapy- For more information on group sessions and support groups, see group counseling under services. Scott also offers christian counseling upon request.

My name is Scott Pennington and I am originally from Florida, but I moved to Atlanta during my previous career working for a Fortune 500 company. Since friends and family always came to me for comfort and advise over the years, I finally decided to go back to school and pursue a degree that would allow me to help people by making a difference in their lives. I earned a BS in Psychology and a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

I have now practiced in the field of Psychology for almost 10 years, and I stay in tune with the latest research and techniques. My extensive experience includes private practice with offices in East Cobb and West Cobb, as well as institutional care where I served as Case Manager for Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, GA.

I undergo regular training to keep up with current techniques:

  • Certified as a Prepare-Enrich and Level 2 Gottman Therapist, I assess couples’ relationships and define their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) certified, I help realign one’s behavior with the individual’s core beliefs to reduce internal conflict or stress.
  • I am also well versed in the Aggressive Replacement Therapy (ART) techniques.

I provide various techniques for managing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, abuse, and addictions.

I follow the Rogerian theory based on:

  • Optimistic view of humanity
  • Every individual has value
  • Non-judgmental environment
  • Genuineness
  • Unconditional positive regard

I offer services to individuals, couples, families, teenagers, and children over 11 years old.

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