About Our Mental Health Therapists

Betsy Pennington, LMSW, CADC

Betsy is a licensed master’s social worker with a certification in addictions counseling. She has had 15 years helping incredible indivduals overcome their challenges to discover a more fulfilling life. Her work has focused on people with co-occuring substance use disorders but has also included individuals presenting primarily with depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, PTSD, parent/child issues and a range of other concerns. Betsy largely uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as an effective modality, however, she is also aware that not one approach fits all and also uses Solution Focused Therapy, Moral Reconation (MRT) and Gestault Therapy. She is also is trained in the principles of Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT , Mindfulness and Parenting Skills. She has stated that, “Time and time again I amazed how even the deepest pain can be healed when it’s given a voice in a nurturing and supportive environment.”

Amanda Edwards, TTLP, CAADC

Amanda is a temporary licensed psychologist with a certification in advanced addictions counseling. She has 10 years of experience working with adults and at risk youth. Her work has focused on individuals with co-occuring substance use disorders but she also sees clients with depression, PTSD, relationship issues, survivors of domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, and a range of other issues. Amanda has extensive training in psychological testing, uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motiviational Interviewing while taking an empathetic, strengths-based approach with her clients. She has expressed that, “ I have witnessed some of the greatest life challenges can bring about gifts such as increased consciousness, resiliency, wisdom, and strength.