the past 22 years Penny Pennachi has worked as a clinician in the
delivery of care to the alcoholic and chemically addicted individual.
She has extensive experience working with victims and perpetrators
of trauma and abuse including, but not limited to, PTSD, Sexual Abuse
and Domestic Violence with both the victim and the batterer.
She encourages client "empowerment" and offers specific
insights into dealing with the treatment resistant client.
Penny is a Master Breaking Barriers Facilitator ( MBBF ) and
Batterers Intervention Specialist ( BIS ) who has implemented
Cognitive Restructuring programs in the criminal justice system.
She is president of "Spirit & Associates," a
professional intervention and training service providing care to the
addicted individual and their families. She is also on the Board of
Directors of The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Against Substance
She has conducted numerous training programs on the subjects of
Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, PTSD, Intervention, and
Cognitive Restructuring through out the United States and Europe.
On a personal note.....
Penny has experienced and walked her own personal journey of
recovery since the age of twenty-five. As of May 15, 2008 she has 25
years drug and alcohol free.
Penny came from a broken home and familial addiction. By the age
of 12, she was classified as a 'garbage head.' She has suffered
significant emotional, physical and sexual abuse and resided with her
divorced alcoholic mother. By the age of 16, her drugs of choice were
methamphetamine and alcohol.
Penny went on to struggle with an eating disorder, domestic
violence, legal issues including Children and Youth Services, and
divorce and mental health issues.
To know Penny today, one would never imagine that she had ever
experienced the above. Penny truly is a miracle and she dedicates her
life to helping others to embrace their own recovery, while often
witnessing the same miracle occur in each of their lives.