North Carolina State University

About Me

Penelope Chirolde (she/her) is a second year Master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health
Counseling program at North Carolina State University. Penelope graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. As a first-generation student and first-generation Latina, Penelope strives to use her experiences and identities as a way to connect with her clients and help them navigate through life’s challenges. Penelope is fluent in Spanish and can provide counseling in both English and Spanish.

By helping her clients recognize their own strengths and skills, Penelope works with her clients to develop a plan to meet their goals. Penelope uses an integrative and person-centered therapeutic approach and incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Exposure Therapy into her practice. Penelope is committed to building relationships with her clients founded on trust, respect, and compassion. She also aims to cultivate a safe counseling space for individuals to share their stories, while also helping them see how their thoughts can impact their behaviors and emotions. Together, she and her clients will create coping strategies, continue to build upon their strengths and construct healthy boundaries that can support her clients on their own healing journey.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning about you! Your growth and well-being matter, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.”


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We are guided by principles of awareness, compassion and change in our clinical and community-based work. We seek to bring awareness to issues such as racial trauma, interpersonal violence, LGBTQ+ affirmative care and women’s health concerns. We offer accessible services and extensive training through our counseling internship program. And we partner with community groups engaged in activism with and for marginalized groups.

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