Courtney Pender of Pender Counseling Services provides mental health and counseling services to individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents in the Los Angeles area.

Intake/Biopsychosocial Assessment
Clients are evaluated during the initial visit before discussing expectations of services, including fees, and expected length of treatment. Each person and family is unique; therefore, a treatment plan is developed with the client(s) to ensure that it meets specific needs.

Individual Psychotherapy
Assessment, evaluation, and treatment provided. A treatment plan is developed to address issues identified during the in-take process. Length of treatment will be based on client need. In cases where the client is between the ages of 3-11 years old, play therapy techniques will be used in treatment.

Family Therapy
Evaluation, assessment, and treatments are provided within the family structure. Family therapy is useful for resolving conflict, improving communication, and helping family members adjust to change.

Couples Counseling
Evaluation, assessment, and treatment provided. The therapist and couple use sessions to focus on relationship issues such as trust, intimacy, and communication.

Group Counseling
Evaluation, assessment, and treatment provided. After completing the in-take process, group counseling clients will be assigned to a group that best serves their needs. Group Services run for 8-12 weeks, depending on the issue being addressed. Group categories include anger management, grief and loss, managing trauma, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Also offered: parent support classes.

Home-Based Services
In special circumstances, individual and/or family therapy may be provided in the home, at school, or within the community. Pender Counseling Services assesses what is most appropriate for the client and the situation on a case-by-case basis.

Mental Health Consultation
It is helpful to include a mental health perspective when assessing issues of safety, well-being, and creating a supportive environment. Pender Counseling Services provides mental health consultation services to schools, corporations, and community alliance groups.

Public Speaking Engagements
Courtney Pender is available to provide presentations on topics relative to mental health. Topics of past presentations include stress management, depression, anxiety, working with difficult children in the school setting, and engaging parents in the educational process.

Our Commitment Our Clients
Pender Counseling Services is committed to offering services that are prompt, culturally sensitive, goal-oriented, solution-focused, and measurable to children, adolescents, young adults, and families.

Services are provided to assist clients in developing the tools they need to succeed, to have a responsible and healthy lifestyle, and to create and maintain a positive support system in their lives.

In-Take Documents for Patients
Substance Abuse Questionnaire