Patricia Penn, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose
My clients seek my services when personal problems or relationship failures and disappointments drain the joy, fun and creativity from otherwise rewarding lives and careers. No one wants to remain stuck or feel sad, depressed or anxious for long. By using a warm, interactive and pragmatic approach, I actively engage with clients to help them gain perspective and insight into patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that no longer work. With this understanding, clients move forward and make successful life changes. I believe that relief from emotional pain comes from self-awareness gained in a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience. Originally trained in England in the 1960ís, I later earned a doctorate in clinical social work, a level of education beyond that which is required for licensure, so that I could bring advanced training and expertise to my clients.
I also specialize in treating the psychological challenges that accompany serious health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I have extensive experience leading support groups for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. I strongly believe that good psychotherapy can be a profound and life-altering experience.
Call or Email Patricia Penn for a free phone consultation now - (408) 759-5596


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: The Sanville Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 11694 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network


  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Pain


  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2016
Patricia Penn, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Jose

Patricia Penn

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW