Pennock Center for Counseling was incorporated in 1983 when a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton, Mary “Penny” Pennock, had a vision of helping people in need of counseling.
The Ministry of Care
Pennock Center originally was called the Ministry of Care to reflect the desire to faithfully serve others and carry out the mission of the ministry: caring for others. Initially, services were offered within the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton and later were expanded to the community.
The center has grown over the years to a fully staffed counseling center with its own building. The staff includes the center’s executive director, a clinical staff of four, a bilingual therapist, administrative staff and graduate interns. Clients seek assistance for issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, post traumatic stress, trauma, grief, divorce, parenting concerns, stress, and child or adolescent problems.
Becoming Pennock Center
In 2003, we relocated from a store front office to our current building at the corner of 21st and Egbert. At that time, in honor of our founder and visionary Penny Pennock, the board of directors chose to change the name to Pennock Center for Counseling.
Pennock Center for Counseling functions with its own board of directors, by-laws and nonprofit status. We seek to provide professional counseling services that are affordable and accessible to all.
Pennock Center for Counseling employs trained therapists who can provide professional psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and children. The agency also offers support groups & psychoeducational classes. We offer parenting programs, grief support groups, classes that teach coping & life skills as well as wellness. Pennock Center for Counseling collects fees for services based on a sliding scale according to income and can accept some insurance plans and Adams County Medicaid. We also provide Employee Assistance Program counseling for hospital employees of Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.
Mary “Penny” Pennock
Our program was developed by Mary “Penny” Pennock in 1983. Her generosity has enabled us to grow into a community-based counseling center providing a variety of mental health programs.