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Lisa Pennington

Dr. Lisa Pennington is the Founder and Managing Psychologist of LPA and Carolina Minds, PLLC.  She is a licensed psychologist that specializes in childhood academic and behavioral development.  Dr. Pennington received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida.  Dr. Pennington worked as a School Psychologist for several years prior to establishing her current private practice.  Dr. Pennington has been in private practice for 20 years with the goal of reaching as many children as possible in a positive way to promote academic and social success.  By providing parents and educators with the understanding of every child's unique attributes, she hopes to foster confident, motivated, successful, and happier children.

Lisa Pennington


  • B.A. in Psychology  – West Virginia University

  • M.A. in School Psychology – University of South Florida

  • Ed.S. in School Psychology – University of South Florida

  • Ph.D. in School Psychology – University of South Florida

  • School Psychology Internship at Pasco County Schools & Early Intervention Services

  • Clinical Internship at Tampa General Psychiatry 

  • School Psychologist in Hillsborough County Florida

  • School Psychologist in Fulton County Schools

  • Private Practice 15+ Years

  • Member of private schools admissions testing team (CAIS)

  • NC Licensed Psychologist (NC# 2837)

  • Licensed Health Service Provider

Areas of Expertise


  • ADHD 

  • Learning Disabilities 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Social Skills Development

  • Parenting

  • Talent Development Assessments

  • School Consultations and Intervention Meetings

  • Early Childhood Assessments

  • School Admissions Testing