Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Leeann is a trauma-certified, Licensed Professional Counselor in both Missouri and Colorado. She received her Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St.Louis in 2012. She is the owner of Pennington Counseling Services, which offers mental health therapy to adolescent and adult individuals.


Leeann is the proud mother of two young boys and has been married to her husband for over a decade. As a family, they enjoy hiking, mushroom hunting, and gardening. She also proudly volunteers with the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, where she provides support and advocacy for a child in foster care.


When she is not practicing therapy, Leeann likes to write about all different types of mental health and parenting topics. You can find more about her here.

Leeann Pennington
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Cry It Out Sleep Training: Is It Harmful?

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Behavior, Development

Self Help Skills: Helping Your Child Achieve Independence

Self help skills are behaviors or activities performed by your child which lead to them developing more independence and autonomy.