Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD

Clinical PsychologyFemaleAge 65

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Chester, VA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD

Family Connections Counseling Services

12801 Iron Bridge Rd Ste 400 Chester, VA 23831
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(804) 768-0295
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Dr. Sprecher's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stress

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Dr. Sprecher accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
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Dr. Sprecher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sprecher

3.9

Based on 25 ratings

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Very sensitive to my needs
I needed to get in very quickly to see a psychologist for testing to get my meds for ADHD. Although Dr. Sprecher was booked for 8 weeks, she worked with me so that I could get in sooner. I was willing to complete several of the tests through email which shortened my wait time. Very thorough. Gave me a progress note when I left to take it to my doctor. The formal report followed in about 4 to 6 weeks.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 14, 2022
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Dr Sprecher is SUPERB !
Dr Sprecher is so sweet. She listened to me with compassion. She asked me questions that helped me remember things I had forgotten. She really listened to me. I was scared and shaking when I sat with her but the longer we talked the more I relaxed. She talked with me about by test results and the different disorders she diagnosed me with. I was comfortable with learning about my disorders and they made perfect sense. She is a wonderful doctor and I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shari – Apr 06, 2022
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Fantastic experience. Dr. Sprecher was able to give me a progress note to get the meds I needed from my doctor. The report arrived within a few weeks as promised.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 19, 2022
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You won’t find a more knowledgeable and compassionate Psychologist in the area... Dr. Sprecher is it!! Our family has been supported by Dr. Sprecher for over 25+ years now. She listened to my concerns and hit the nail right on the head when determining a treatment plan for my daughter. When I needed documents for court she personally called to ensure I had received them on time. She’s not only helped me to understand my daughter better and her mental health but she’s also coached me through some very hard times dealing with my daughters behaviors. We are completely satisfied with her competency and knowledge!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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A. Tyler – Mar 01, 2021
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Amazing
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Justin L – Jun 25, 2020
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Excellent diagnostician. I was able to get to the root of my son's problem. I was able to get results on the 2nd visit and a note to take to my doctor. The formal report arrived a few weeks later and was specifically tailored to my child's needs. It was not mass or computer produced.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Sprecher saw my doctor for issues after an assault. She was wonderful to her and helped out family a lot. She had an opening right away and gave us names of resources we needed at that time. She also testified in court for my daughter. I don’t know where we’d be had it not been for Dr. Sprecher.
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Elizabeth Hershey – Dec 14, 2019
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Dr Sprecher handled our daughter with the upmost professional care. I am taken back by some other reviews. One reason for a lengthy wait is because the evaluation process takes 2 to 4 hours. The second appointment is usually 90 minutes but Dr. Sprecher took the extra time she needed at the followup which I am sure put her a behind. As soon as we arrived we were given paperwork and rating scales to complete which was part of the evaluation process. My child felt very at ease sharing her problems with her and her staff. Dr. Sprecher handled the info shared with her in the most professional manner and did assure confidentially with my child. While i would like to have known what was said, I appreciate that my daughter was able to be open and honest and that the info stayed between them. I have the upmost faith with this provider. We received our report in a timely matter because there weren't any issues with billing which is often the case. I was very impressed.
5 people found this helpful
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May 09, 2019
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I brought my child in to have testing and when we came back for the results we waited an hour before seeing Ms. Sprecher; when we did go back, I brought up the fact that I didn’t appreciate that we had to wait so long and no one even bothered to speak to us to apologize for the wait or notify us of when we would be seen. I understand that everyone runs behind but that happened both times we went. Timing is a real issue when you have other obligations. The biggest thing was when Sprecher told my child that I looked stressed and needed some fairy dust and that one time she (sprecher) had to wait for 4 hours for an appointment among other things that should not be discussed with a child at an appointment for them, not to mention told my child the trash she was talking “was between them”... very unprofessional.
6 people found this helpful
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Apr 25, 2019
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Every time we have to use this office to complete a psychological we have to beg for the report to be given to us. They never answer their phone or provide the results back.
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Apr 12, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr.Spreecher for several years and and my family and friends as well, she is so warm and caring just truly outstanding and I never had a Doctor makes you really understand situation emotionally and mentally , she helped me to with certain members of my family and friends and her staff as well has always been so great . So please if you really want a Doctor with such knowledge and heart and truly care about her patients please I recommend Dr.Penny Spreecher
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Trina Allen in Chester, VA – Dec 27, 2018
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I was finally able to get an answer to my questions and help by son. Understanding what is going on is so important prior to trying meds. I highly recommend getting a psychological evaluation. Dr. Sprecher is brilliant. My insurance company denied part of the testing but she completed the testing she needed to do without getting paid. She will not put her name on anything if she cannot stand behind it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mom of four – Jul 05, 2018
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Would refer to a friend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim in Chesterfield, VA – Oct 02, 2016
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Traveled 90 min one way to see this doctor. She helped me get my social security benefits with a detailed evaluation. Well worth the time invested.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Whitestone VA – Aug 11, 2016
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I thought she was great and did a wonderful job for my child
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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kristen braswell in Richmond, VA – Apr 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Chester, VA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
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Education

Chesterfield Community Services Board
Residency Hospital

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What are Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sprecher frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Anxiety Attack, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sprecher treats.

Where is Dr. Penny Sprecher, PHD's office located?

Dr. Sprecher's office is located at 12801 Iron Bridge Rd Ste 400, Chester, VA 23831. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Family Connections Counseling Services

Shama Begum Saiyed MD PC12801 Iron Bridge Rd Ste 400 Chester, VA 23831
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