My first research paper was titled: "How to Sustain Intimacy in a Long Term Relationship." I had a personal interest in learning that bit of information! So, when I first began, I knew I wanted to work with couples. I wanted to teach people how relationships work and I wanted to help others and myself make our relationships the best they could be. That hasn't changed. However, along the way, I learned more about my calling. I have a passion for helping people move towards their healthier selves -- moving through unknown passages, healing brokeness, and creating healthier and happier solutions!
Relationsihp building (including the relationship we have with ourself) with an emphasis on communication, and understanding what’s going on beneath the surface continues to be a special focus. Through my journey I have gained significant experience and efficacy in helping people with
Couples / Marriage Counseling
Relationship recovery and rehabilitation!
Trauma recovery (including childhood wounds / injuries)
Anxiety & Depression
Substance Abuse (alcohol mis-use, addictions, prescription dependency)
Grief and loss
Surviving a loved one's suicide
Trauma recovery (including childhood injuries)
There are multiple diagnoses that can be labled and addressed. But at the end of the day, I am working with people. And, people wear their symptoms and diagnoses individually, uniquely, and wherever they are in life -- and those personal factors make a big difference. I believe in the power to shift our lives and make the changes we are striving for, inside and out.
I am a holistic (body / mind / spirit) practicioner, and I am a truth seeker. When we are walking in our personal path of truth, things get easier, doors open, and peace and understanding become part of the internal dialogue.
I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska. Licensed Professional Counselor – originally licensed in Alaska. Now licensed in Oregon and Texas, practicing in North Texas. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I have multi-modality experience and training; and extensive use and success with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Energy Psychotherapy. I employ the use of Hypnotherapy when helpful. I have a psychodynamic bent -- which means that I consider subconscious underpinnings -- which sometimes means looking back to see what needs fixing so we can move forward.
Penne Schulz, MS, LPC-S
Clinical Director &
Find your own true north
"I am a holistic (body, mind, spirit) practicioner, and I am a truth seeker. When we are walking in our personal path of truth, things get easier, doors open, and peace and understanding become part of the internal dialogue."
Hi, I am Penne Schulz. I was born and raised in North Texas. In my early 20s I moved to Alaska -- for 20 years. Being adventurous, I worked on the Alyeska Pipeline, co-founded and published The Real Estate Book of South Central Alaska, met my husband and raised a family. One day during all of that, after a particularly stressful production of the magazine, my husband asked, "why don't you go back to school and do the psychology thing you've always wanted to do?" That was the beginning of my "now." I became a counselor in 2000 and I founded Hillside Counseling in 2004 in Anchorage Alaska. In 2011 I moved back down to my home state of Texas and established the agency in the Fort Worth / Burleson area. I guess you could say I know a few things about finding my true north!