Dennis R. Carpenter, Psy.D.

Dennis R. CarpenterDr. Dennis Carpenter

received his Masters Degree in Counseling-Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr. Carpenter is Licensed in Virginia as a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner and Certified as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider and Substance Abuse Counselor. In addition, he is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Carpenter has been in practice since 1985 and works extensively with psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress.

Dr. Carpenter has a number of specialty areas including sexual addiction, aberrant sexual behaviors, marriage counseling and substance abuse.  He routinely prepares forensic evaluations and appears in court as an expert witness. He is a member in good standing in the American Psychological Association; American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41), American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy; American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist; Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health; Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers; and other professional organizations. Dr. Carpenter works primarily with adults and adolescents and accepts most insurance plans.

  • Specialties:
  • Sexual addiction
  • Abberrant sexual behaviors
  • Marriage counseling
  • Substance abuse

Highlights

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
    AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • Masters in Counseling -- Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco
  • Member American Psychological Association, American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41), American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Contact & Hours

  • Northside/West End office, 5821 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228-5427, (map it)
  • Contact, phone (804) 264-0966, ext. 46, email drcarpenter@ thewestwoodgroup.org
  • Office hours, contact Dr. Carpenter for office hours