As is the case with many specialized psychologists, I am not an in-network insurance provider. Upon request, I can provide documentation so that you can file with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement (if you would like to do so). The cost of the initial intake consultation is $375 (75 minutes). At this time, we will discuss the specific challenges you or your child are facing. Importantly, we will talk through your specific goals and a treatment plan to help you meet your goals. Follow-up therapy appointments are $275 per session (50 minutes). Typically, we'll meet on a weekly basis, but scheduling varies depending on each person's needs.
My office is located in Pembroke Pines, Florida (near I-75 and Pines Blvd). This location is convenient for individuals commuting from Weston, Miramar, Davie, Cooper City (and other areas of Broward County), as well as Miami Lakes and northern parts of Dade County.
Online Therapy Sessions for Anxiety and OCD Treatment
I offer online therapy sessions via tele-health to individuals who live in 39 states (including Florida) - see full listing of states here. I provide tele-health sessions from my private office in Pembroke Pines, Florida and use a HIPAA compliant online platform for the utmost protection of your private health information.
For children under the age of 10, I do not offer the option of a tele-health session because I believe it is most beneficial for them to engage with a therapist in-person.
Sometimes people wonder - Does online therapy work? Doing therapy for anxiety and OCD works very well if you treat and honor this virtual space just as you would an in-office session. By doing this, we can maintain the connection that we feel in person. Studies have shown that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a type of treatment that I specialize in, can be done effectively online.
An advantage to online therapy is that there is no commute time (who wants to sit on I-75 or the Palmetto during South Florida rush hour traffic!). Some also find it comforting to be meet from a cozy area within their own home. To make the best of our online therapy session, it is recommended that you are in a quiet, comfortable, and private space. If you can't think of a space like this that you can access, we can brainstorm some alternatives. If you are interested in starting online therapy for challenges with anxiety or OCD, I’d be honored to join you on this challenging but empowering journey.
Dr. Penela proudly provides evidence-based therapy services in English and Spanish. In-person appointments available in South Florida: Weston, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Davie, Cooper City, Parkland, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and surrounding areas.
Tele-health sessions available to individuals residing in all 39 PSYPACT participating states, including Florida.