About Dr. Penson
Dr. Abby Penson received her Bachelor’s Degree
from Tulane University and her Doctorate in Clinical
Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology.
Dr. Penson has been providing Individual, Family,
Couples, and Group Therapy since 1996. Her areas of
specialization include Eating Disorders, Mood and
Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues (Pre-Marital,
Marriage, Divorce, Co-Parenting, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual,
Domestic Violence and Abuse), Trauma and Abuse, Substance
Abuse, Learning and Behavioral issues, and Self-Injury.
Dr. Penson utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach
to therapy. She views each patient as an individual
and identifies what may be most therapeutic for them.
She often draws from Cognitive-Behavioral , Psychodynamic,
Interpersonal, and Gestalt approaches. Her goal is
to help each individual make changes to improve their
mood or stability, be more effective, achieve their
goals, and ultimately live a more balanced and fulfilling
Dr. Penson was a member of the Eating Disorder Task
Force at Appalachian State University and helped found
a Multidisciplinary Team on campus. She has presented
numerous lectures to the community, increasing awareness
about Domestic Violence, Improving Self-Image and
Self-Esteem, and Eating Disorders and Prevention.
Dr. Penson is currently a Licensed Clinical Psychologist
(PSY#21602) and maintains a private practice in Culver
City, California. She is a member of the American
Psychological Association, and the Los Angeles County
Psychological Association, the National Eating Disorders
Association, and the International Association of
Eating Disorder Professionals.
Abby Penson, Ph.D.
11825 Major Street - Suite #207
Culver City, CA 90230