Penny Van Der Westhuizen, PhD (nd), LPC - Advisor
Penny van der Westhuizen, PhD (nd) LPC-S, PFP, C-LSI
Licensed Professional Counselor
Drug and Alcohol Advisor and Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also hold the LPC/S certification which enables me to supervise graduate students for their licensure. In addition I have been teaching drug and alcohol classes for the State of Tx for over 10 years.
I have worked with adolescents and young adults for over 30 years. My connection with this age group has always been a passion for me. I have seen so many go on to live wonderful, productive lives.
I am certified in the VIA Character Strengths Profile and various other Positive Forensic Profile Tests and processes. I am an expert in Profile Evidence Contamination. This enables me to profile possible DNA Markers, that if addressed appropriately, will result in sustained High Performance and not limit or undermine Talent DNA.
I was an aerobics instructor for many years, and enjoyed playing field hockey, tennis, swimming and running. I am also a major dog person and I am passionate about rescuing dogs from abusive situations. I currently have two pups, Asher Rain and Zoe, Kai, both rescue dogs