COUNSELING TEAM

mEMBERS:

 Johnny Leonard

Sara Penney

Arlicia Hall


JOHNNY LEONARD, MA, NCC, LPCS, MAC, LCAS, CCS, SAP, BC-TMHP, CHT

Johnny Leonard is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science (1996) in Psychology and a Master of Arts (2010) in Counseling Psychology from Fayetteville State University.  He has come to believe that therapy, in the simplest terms, is a safe place for self-reflection and personal growth. Within a trusting, nurturing, and nonjudgmental environment, people are finally free to first realize and then actualize their best selves.  His therapeutic style tends to be Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.  He enjoys traveling and scuba diving in his free time.


SARA PENNEY, MA

Sara Penney is an 11-year veteran of the US Navy.  After leaving the Navy, she began attending college to become a licensed counselor.  She recently graduated with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Fayetteville State University in May of 2018.  Sara is currently progressing through her LPCA and LCASA license.

Sara firmly believes that counseling is a safe and judgement free place for people to voice their concerns.  In a world where we are constantly judged, she feels that counseling provides a unique place to allow for personal understanding and growth, while reflecting on what drives our concerns, emotions and behaviors.  She views the counseling journey as a joint partnership to help the client realize their own potential for growth. 

Sara has experience with individual, couple and group counseling.  She has also counseled individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses to include: depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, terminal illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and gender identity.

Sara’s therapeutic style relies mainly on a Person-Centered focus while referencing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She also relies on implementing Positive Psychology in order to highlight client’s inner strengths to assist in personal growth. 

ARLICIA HALL, MA, LPCA, LCAS

351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 135 / Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 / 910-580-9346 (Office) / 910-229-3622 (Fax)

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