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Wendy R. Penzel, Psy.D.

755 New York Avenue, Suite 200, Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 673 1225

Credentials and degrees:

New York State Licensed Psychologist


Wendy Penzel, Psy.D. received her Doctorate in Psychology from Hofstra University, and her formal post-doctoral training includes the Primary Certificate Program in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute. She is a Cognitive/Behavioral therapist who specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults, with particular emphasis on the use of Exposure and Response Prevention for her area of specialty, which is Obsessive/Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. These would include OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. She also specializes in treating Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, including Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin-picking, and anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder and phobias. She has also conducted ongoing training and supervision with other professionals, teaching them to treat these disorders.

Treatment methods:

Habit Reversal Training and Stimulus Control to treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors including Trichotillomania, compulsive skinpicking and compulsive nailbiting. Also recommends the use of inositol and n-acetylcysteine.

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