Elizabeth Penela, PhD
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.
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.