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Keri

penny

Keri

Penny Medium

Keri

I specialize in working with teens and young adults to help them discover their identity to overcome core issues that hinder their ability to fully experience abundant and productive living. These issues may include anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, and relationship struggles. I provide a safe environment where you can experience trust, compassion, and acceptance. I will teach you about grace, self-love, and acceptance. I will encourage you on your journey of self-discovery and intentional decision making leading to your maturity and growth. I also work with parents on effective parenting skills, how to build a strong family unit and Christian living.

I am a mother of twins in college and an elementary school student, I have been married over 30 years and I have overcome my own struggles for decades of substance use and separation from my faith. I have experienced the burdens of mental illness and been in recovery for over 20 years. I am thankful for my faith and family for helping me through these difficult periods of my life. And now I enjoy giving others the opportunity to experience healthy and happy living.

Other Experience

  • Youth Small Group Leader (girls, ages 12-17), Austin Christian Fellowship (ACF)

  • Women’s Small Group Leader, ACF

  • Group Leader’s Quarterly Training, ACF

  • Children’s Small Group Leader, ACF

  • Ordained Deacon, ACF

  • Summer Mission Trip Leader for Youth serving Galveston Urban Ministries

  • Summer Mission Trip Leader for Youth serving Eagle’s Nest (Nido Del Aguila) Children’s Home & Retreat Center, Sololá, Guatemala

  • Summer Camp Youth Leader

  • Youth Retreat Leader

  • Women’s Group Missions trip volunteer and children’s sponsor serving Nicaragua Resource Network

  • Fostering Hope volunteer, Austin, Texas

  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes | Serving Our Homeless Brothers and Sisters (mlf.org) volunteer, Austin, Texas

  • Community First! Village – Mobile Loaves & Fishes (mlf.org) volunteer, Austin, Texas

  • Texas Reach Out Ministry service volunteer and mentor, Austin, Texas

Education

  • Certifications: Certified Lifecare Skills Coach (CLC), Forward Foundation; Certified Christian Life Coach (CCLC), American Association Christian Counselors

  • Education: B.S. Communications, University of Texas, Austin

Specialties

What Our Clients Are Saying

Mrs. Penny is a sweet soul, she is devoted, patient, and funny. Before I met her, I was just a sad 3rd grader whose parents had just gotten divorced and I felt so alone and sad all the time, but she changed that for me. I love her so much. I trust her with everything. She probably knows more about me that my own mom. I can always share with her, and she will just listen, and she’s the most understanding person I have ever met!! I’ve known Mrs. Penny for about 5 years now and she has been with me every step of every new chapter in my life.
Alanah, 14
Mrs. Penny is one of the most amazing, Christ centered, selfless, kind-hearted individuals, and there for you every step of the way. She always relates to the Lord and helps you find light through Him and his ways of life. She’s always smiling so bright. Her ways of speaking to you helps you so much and she always lets you know the Lord is with you in everything you do. She willingly puts God first for which I look up to her so much.
Natalie, 15

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