Penny Dahlen

Senior Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Penny Dahlen received her Master’s degree from Colorado State University in Counseling and her Doctorate from Idaho State University in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is currently Senior Core Faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Program at Walden University. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. Her career has included 25 years as a Counselor Educator holding faculty positions at a variety of institutions. She has been professionally active as counselor in outpatient treatment centers, community counseling centers, university counseling centers and in private practice. She also has provided bereavement counseling through a hospice organization and specializes in grief/loss and trauma.
She has presented at state, regional, and national conferences and published many book chapters and articles. She received the ACES Distinguished Mentoring Award in 2010 and RMACES Service Award in 2012.

Courses Taught

COUN 6336 - Crisis, Trauma, and Response

COUN 6753 - Career Counseling


EdD, Idaho State University

MEd, Colorado State University

MEd, Colorado State University

BA, The College of Idaho

Public Service

Mt Evans Hospice, Member - Evergreen

Soulflow Counseling and Consulting, President -

Awards / Honors

Distinguished Mentor, ACES, 2010


Dahlen, P., Forth, N. (2018). Feelings in a hat: Conversations about death.


Dahlen, P. L., Law, J., Friess, S. (2022). Crisis and Trauma Informed Treatment: A Brief Exposure..