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Dr. penny nelson freeman

Counselor | Willow Grove Office
pfreeman@servingleaders.org | 267-354-0691

Dr. Penny Nelson Freeman, LPC, specializes in sexual abuse, trauma, grief, chronic illness, and marriage counseling. With over 30 years of counseling experience, she has served in a variety of settings including private practice, ministries, and church based counseling centers. Penny earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Villanova University and a doctorate from Argosy University in Sarasota FL in Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Freeman served on the faculty of the graduate school at Cairn University (formally Philadelphia Biblical University) for 20 years and has taught as adjunct faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary and Biblical Seminary. A consummate educator, she has led retreats, and trained missionaries and church staff on a variety of issues. Penny has completed two levels of training in Emotion Focused Therapy to help couples in distress.

A native Floridian who never intended to live this far north, Penny and her husband John moved to the Philadelphia region 35 years ago for a short seminary adventure for John. John is the President of HarvestUSA. They have been married for 38 years, raised three children to adulthood and are learning to be new grandparents. When Penny isn’t counseling or training with Parakaleo (a ministry to church planting pastor’s wives) she enjoys rambling in Rehoboth Beach DE, creating feasts for her family, going to the cinema and rocking grand babies to sleep.