Elizabeth Penela, PhD

1625 N Commerce Parkway
Suite 200
Weston, Florida 33326

Narrative of Services:

The majority of my practice is comprised of child and adult therapy patients struggling with OCD and/or an anxiety disorder. In addition to weekly outpatient therapy, I also offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for individuals who are struggling with extreme anxiety-driven avoidance behaviors and/or are seeking to restore functioning rapidly. During treatment I offer an evidence-based approach and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) within a compassionate environment. I draw upon other therapeutic tools, as needed, to meet each patient’s needs. For more information about the IOP program, please click here.

Training Description:

Dr. Penela has extensive training and experience in providing evidence-based treatment to children and adults with OCD and various anxiety disorders. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) Program, a specialty treatment center for OCD and anxiety at the University of Miami. Dr. Penela then joined Pediatric Psychology Associates, a private practice group focused on providing evidence-based services to the community. Here, Dr. Penela has helped to establish the Intensive Outpatient Program and provides specialized treatment for OCD and anxiety.