Elizabeth Penela

PhD

I'm a bilingual psychologist who offers an active, warm, results-oriented approach that will empower you to take control of your life again.

Psychologist in Pembroke Pines, FL

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Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Dealing with anxiety is exhausting. It takes away from the enjoyment of everyday life – keeping you from being your best self at school, at work, and with your friends and family. If you're considering starting the challenging but rewarding journey toward beating anxiety, I'm here to help. In a warm and supportive environment, we'll work together to help you or your child learn to challenge anxious thoughts and to gradually face the fears that keep you from living life to the fullest.

My Background and Approach

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that helps you change the way you think, and therefore, helps change the way you behave. We'll work together to identify specific thoughts related to your anxiety, and then try out strategies to help you challenge these thoughts. In other words, you'll learn how to “talk back” to your anxiety and reexamine whether these thoughts are accurate. A critical component of therapy involves gradually facing your fears, while using the tools learned in therapy to cope with this anxiety. For individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an additional key component of treatment is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).ERP is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals gradually reduce their engagement in compulsive rituals. At the end of our work, you will feel confident that when a situation arises that might make you feel uncomfortable or nervous, you will know exactly how to handle it.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $225 - 275/session

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