Dr. Steven Pence Jr, PHD
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Anxiety Disorders | Male

Dr. Steven Pence, PLC 41000 Woodward Ave Ste 350 Bloomfield, MI 48304 Get Directions
(248) 289-7980

Care Philosophy

Dr. Pence practices evidence-based treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Selective Mutism. Dr. Pence's comprehensive treatment programs include a 2-hour diagnostic assessment, evidence-based treatment of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, behavioral activation, and psychoeducation for families. His office is located in Bloomfield Hills and centrally located near Birmingham, West Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Troy. Dr. Pence offers intensive outpatient treatment programs to individuals that lack access to evidenced-based care so that all individuals may obtain treatment. He also provides follow-up care through telemedicine services. 

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Dr. Steven Pence is a specialist in cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and or related anxiety disorders with 17 years in the field and 8 years in private practice. Dr. Pence provides weekly and intensive cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients with OCD and other anxiety disorders from Michigan, other states, and many other countries. 95% of his patients had OCD and or other related anxiety disorders. Prior to opening his own private practice, Dr. Pence completed a fellowship at the University of Florida where he focused on treating severe and refractory cases of OCD in the Department of Psychiatry and later joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida (USF) Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. He was trained by internationally recognized OCD expert, Dr. Eric Storch and was an active member of the USF OCD Program. At these programs, Dr. Pence supervised postdoctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, & graduate students and provided lectures and presentations in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pence's education also includes obtaining a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University, a Master's Education in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University. His practicum and two advanced practicum focus was cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition to this experience, Dr. Pence has experience working in an Inpatient Unit, Detox Unit, and in the Emergency Department. ?

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Dr. Pence Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
Holt, MI |
Dr. Pence has treated our teenage son for the last six months he has been tremendous help for our son. Without Dr. Pence's treatment and knowledge of OCD I shutter to think what would have happened to our son in less experienced care. He is an expert in treating OCD and creates a plan specific to help his patients. Our son was having difficultly functioning and now he has is OCD under control he knows what it is and how he can control it himself, getting better every day.
in Tampa, FL |
The support, guidance, and insight I received from Steve has been tremendously healing and life changing. I am in his debt for helping me deal with life long issues that I now am able to manage because of the skills and awareness he helped me discover....a wonderful and caring man.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Dr. Pence is a very professional and respectable psychologist. He has been extremely helpful in treating my OCD. It has hindered me from being able to function on a daily basis. However, with Dr. Pence's expert research and knowledge, I have been slowly learning how to live with this disorder in a more manageable way. He has truly helped me in ways that other therapists have been unable to help. I highly recommend him if you struggle with OCD and need relief from this debilitating disorder.
Tampa, FL |
Wonderful, caring psychologist who goes above and beyond with his care for his patients. He has been treating our son for 16 months, and we are extremely pleased with his treatment and care. I highly recommend Dr. Pence to anyone suffering with anxiety disorders.
Bradenton, FL |
I don't know where I would be without Dr. Pence! He is a wonderful psychologist that understands OCD. His evidence-based exposure therapy (ERP) has completely changed my life. I came to Dr. Pence two years ago after seeing several other therapists for debilitating OCD and depression. He was the only doctor with the skill set to treat me effectively. He is tough when he needs to be tough, but also extremely compassionate and understanding. Dr. Pence is truly amazing!
in Palm Harbor, FL |
I am where I am in life now because of Dr. Pence. Truly the best psychologist out there and his exposure therapy is the best! Highly recommend!
in New Port Richey, FL |
Dr. Pence is extremely passionate and it is evident within minutes of speaking with him. The number one reason why I would and have recommended him is his honesty. Dr. Pence does not hesitate to tell you the truth, even if you don't want to hear it. I have found this level of honesty to have improved my level of treatment and shaped me into the person I have become since beginning my journey with him. Aside from Dr. Pence, his secretary is warm, inviting, and a joy to speak with upon walking in.
Spring Hill, FL |
Extremely compassionate and experienced with many disorders. He genuinely cares about his patients.
Trinity, FL |
Caring, compassionate, real world techniques that work. Always fits you in. Always returns calls. No problem is too big for him, he always knows what to do to fix it.
in Clearwater, FL |
Having been under Dr Pence's care for over a year I can easily say he's extremely good at what he does. He provides a welcoming environment and for me at least, I noticed improvements very early on into treatment
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Pence is an incredible Doctor as well as person. He changed my life by allowing me to regain power over my life and eventually my happiness. His intense yet effective approach is perfect for anyone suffering from severe OCD. If you want to get better, he is the doctor for you.
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Dr. Steven Pence is a specialist in cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and or related anxiety disorders with 17 years in the field and 8 years in private practice. Dr. Pence provides weekly and intensive cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients with OCD and other anxiety disorders from Michigan, other states, and many other countries. 95% of his patients had OCD and or other related anxiety disorders. Prior to opening his own private practice, Dr. Pence completed a fellowship at the University of Florida where he focused on treating severe and refractory cases of OCD in the Department of Psychiatry and later joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida (USF) Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. He was trained by internationally recognized OCD expert, Dr. Eric Storch and was an active member of the USF OCD Program. At these programs, Dr. Pence supervised postdoctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, & graduate students and provided lectures and presentations in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pence's education also includes obtaining a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University, a Master's Education in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University. His practicum and two advanced practicum focus was cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition to this experience, Dr. Pence has experience working in an Inpatient Unit, Detox Unit, and in the Emergency Department. ?

Dr. Pence Jr's Care Philosophy

Dr. Pence practices evidence-based treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Selective Mutism. Dr. Pence's comprehensive treatment programs include a 2-hour diagnostic assessment, evidence-based treatment of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, behavioral activation, and psychoeducation for families. His office is located in Bloomfield Hills and centrally located near Birmingham, West Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Troy. Dr. Pence offers intensive outpatient treatment programs to individuals that lack access to evidenced-based care so that all individuals may obtain treatment. He also provides follow-up care through telemedicine services. 

Dr. Pence Jr says...

Dr. Pence practices evidence-based treatment for children and adult OCD and or related anxiety disorders. He specializes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Selective Mutism. Dr. Pence specializes in the following treatment modalities: evidence-based treatment of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, behavioral activation, and psychoeducation for families.

Dr. Pence Jr says...

Dr. Pence's comprehensive treatment programs include a 2-hour medical diagnostic assessment, evidence-based treatment of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, behavioral activation, and psychoeducation for families. A two-hour comprehensive research-supported psychological evaluation is provided to all new patients. The purposes of this extensive assessment is to determine accurate diagnoses, assess comorbidity, and to provide patients with an evidenced-based treatment plan. Dr. Pence assesses all patients based on DSM-5 criteria and utilizes appropriate assessment tools as needed. Lastly, the comprehensive psychological assessment is helpful in tracking patient progress. Dr. Pence treats both weekly CBT and intensive outpatient treatment programs. 

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  •  Specializes in Anxiety Disorders
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Depression
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Childhood Depression
  • Depression
  • Dermatillomania
  • Fear
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Fear of Phobias
  • Fear of Sharp Things
  • Fear of the Dark
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Phobia
  • Physical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania

Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University
  • Internship Hospital
    Michigan State University

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Florida

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Men's Health Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Women's Health Psychology

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management