Dr. Steven Pence Jr, PHD

Dr. Steven Pence Jr, PHD

Anxiety Disorders  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Steven Pence Jr, PHD is an anxiety disorder specialist in Bloomfield, MI and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Michigan State University and specializes in anxiety disorders, counseling, and more.Read his story

41000 Woodward Ave Ste 350

Bloomfield, MI 48304

Contact Information

(248) 289-7980

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Dr. Pence Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pence Jr "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pence Jr "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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10  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pence Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

33  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
  • Depressive Disorders
  • 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 Phobia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania
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13  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Michigan State University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Michigan State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pence Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pence Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pence Jr's Reviews

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Pence is the most amazing doctor I've ever seen. He's devoted to treating patients and is very active during the session. He makes sure that you don't waste any minutes each time you visit him. He's knowledgeable and dedicated to psychology. Dr. Pence would be the one who I never forget for my...more
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Rare to find someone so caring and devoted to his patients. Dr Pence has been a godsend
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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