Steven Pence, Ph.D

Steven  Pence, Ph.D
Psychology, Specialist OCD & Anxiety 41000 Woodward Ave. Suite 350 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Steven Pence, Ph.D

Dr. Pence is fully licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as anxiety disorders in Bloomfield Hills, MI. This office is centrally located near Birmingham, West Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Farmington Hills, Clarkson, & Troy. Dr. Pence practices evidenced-based treatment for OCD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, GAD, Depression, and Selective Mutism. Prior to opening up his own practice in both Florida and Michigan, 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 Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. He was trained by internationally recognized OCD expert, Dr. Eric Storch and was an active member of the OCD program. At these programs, Dr. Pence supervised postdoctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and graduate students and provided lectures and presentations it the Department of Psychiatry. 95% of Dr. Pence's patients have OCD and or other related anxiety disorders. Dr. Pence has treated patients from many states and other countries through his intensive outpatient therapy programs.
Years In Practice 14
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
(APA-Accredited Program)
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Dissertation: Self-Esteem as a Mediator of Perfectionism and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
M.A., Counseling Psychology

Michigan State University                                                                           
East Lansing, MI
B.A., Psychology
Training Steven Pence, Ph.D., LLC
New Port Richey, FL
July 2009-Present
Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice
Specializing in OCD and Anxiety Treatment

University of South Florida 
St. Petersburg, FL

July 2008-July 2009

Assistant Professor 
Department of Pediatrics

Member of OCD Program

University of Florida 
Gainesville, FL

July 2007-June 2008

Postdoctoral Fellowship/
Department of Psychiatry

Member of OCD Program

Michigan State University Counseling Center
East Lansing, MI
August 2005-August 2006

Predoctoral Internship with CBT Emphasis (APA-Accredited) 
Member of Anxiety Disorders Program 

Michigan State University Counseling Center

East Lansing, MI
August 2003-May 2004 

Advanced Practicum with CBT Emphasis
Member of Anxiety Disorders Program

Michigan State University Counseling Center

East Lansing, MI
August 2002-May 2003 

Advanced Practicum with CBT Emphasis

Michigan State University Counseling Center

East Lansing, MI

August 2001-May 2002
Practicum with CBT Emphasis

Holland Community Hospital
Behavioral Health Services & Department of Care Management
Holland, MI
February 2000-July 2000

Part-Time Therapist on Inpatient Unit, Detox Unit, & in the Emergency Department

Holland Community Hospital
Behavioral Health Services

Holland, MI
August 1999-January 2000

Practicum on Inpatient Unit, Detox Unit, & in the Emergency Department

Western Michigan University
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Kalamazoo, MI
May 1999-August 1999
Affiliations International OCD Foundation
The TLC Foundation
Certification Florida State License #PY7921
Michigan State License #6301013507
Services Dr. Pence offers a 2-hour comprehensive research-supported psychological evaluation, weekly cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), exposure response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, supportive psychotherapy, and intensive outpatient therapy programs for OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Pence's office is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. His additional website for intensive outpatient treatment is Additional Services OCD, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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5 star average for Service
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4.5 star average for Expertise
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