Meet our counselors: Pete Pennington
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Pete Pennington empowers patients to go confidently in the direction of their dreams and live the lives they've imagined.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I enjoy sharing the courageous journey of self-transformation that creates lasting change. People who grow in recovery over several years amaze me. Their lives expand to exceed what they could even have imagined when we first met. I sit beside them and gently explore their inner worlds as the process unfolds. It’s like being invited into the studio of a master artist. I get to see the creative process. Except, instead of creating paintings, we’re creating lives worth living. While helping others through this process, I learn about myself. I strive for the same things I endeavor to give my clients.
What are you passionate about when you’re not at work?
I’m passionate about my work with END Problem Gambling, a local non-profit that seeks to break the silence about gambling problems in our society.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people don’t know?
Most people don’t know that I composed an orchestral fanfare that was played at my college commencement or that I worked my way through grad school teaching piano lessons and yoga.