Mrs. Penny Cavender

Counselor , MS , LMHP , LIMHP , NBCC, CPC

(402) 522-6923
I specialize working with children 12 and under. I am also a Certified Geriatric Counselor. I have spent many years working with trauma and crisis children using cognitive as well as play therapy skills. I am a Registered Play Therapist. I worked in Residential Treatment for three years and also worked for three years as the Social Services Coordinator for a nursing home.However I do work with adults as well. I do a parent training group to help parents have better relationshps with their children and help parents of Reactive Attachment Children to have more success with bonding and behaviors.
I have years of training working with traumatized children and their families as well a foster parents. I work closely with Lutheran Family Services and their R SAFE group for sexual abuse victims. I have been a faciliatator for Sons and Daughters United as well as Parents United Support group.
I am a registered Play Therapist and also coordinate a Child-Parent Relationship Training group that runs for 10 weeks at a time. I insist on family work as well as individual work. I belive that you cannot help someone especially a child if you do not work with their families as well.
Call or Email Mrs. Penny Cavender for a free phone consultation now - (402) 522-6923


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 3202 Nebraska


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CLTE
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
  • Sandford
  • TriWest
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network

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Mrs. Penny Cavender's groups

Child-Parent Relationship Training

The CPRT group is to help parents in a group setting to enhance their relationships with their children age 12 and under. This is for parents only no children however daycare is provided if needed. CPRT teaches parents to have better control over behaviors and less stress with discipline.

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Tough and Tender Parenting

A mix of loving with attention and using rewards and consequences in ways that you may have never thought of before, or did, and did not know how to use them. Works with all ages.

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Hopeful Hearts Counseling
2211 Peoples Rd
Suite F
BellevueNebraska 68005
(402) 522-6923
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Additional Location

Hopeful Hearts Counseling PC
2211 Peoples Rd
Suite F
BellevueNebraska 68005


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Elderly Persons Disorders


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Adlerian
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2013