Cassandra Pentzien, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at USC’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services (PBHS) where she provides individual therapy to USC students. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity.
Dr. Pentzien’s professional interests include first-generation college students, body image concerns, learning disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, and psychological testing. She practices integrated, trauma-informed therapy, combining Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, and Interpersonal Therapy approaches. She is committed to providing a supportive therapeutic space for all individuals, and provides gender-affirming therapy.
Her pronouns are she, her, and hers.