Dr. W. H. Penewit raised as a Roman Catholic, accepted Jesus at 18 years old. He was a charter member of The Palos Verdes Faith Center in Palos Verdes California under Dr. Ed Dufresne in the mid 1970′s. “It was there that the journey began” states Dr. Penewit. “I remember sitting in those services listening to Dr. Dufresne and seeing things take place that I thought were impossible”. It was there that Dr. Penewit learned that nothing is impossible with Jesus. “I learned that The Word works even during the most difficult circumstances”, and at The Penewit Center, that belief is stronger than ever. Dr. Penewit incorporates this same faith in all of his sessions. Dr. Penewit’s work with single and married adults and his research with these groups keep The Penewit Center in the forefront of faith based therapy. However, there are many that do not know that Dr. Penewit’s work with children has been his heart his entire practice. Dr. Penewit remembers his childhood as one of joy as well as challenges. Today a child is in greater need of guidance than they have every needed before. The Penewit Center’s work and research with Temperament and Children offers a spiritual aspect to your child’s growth as well as every aspect of their lives. Dr. Penewit is researching new counseling models that deal with depression in people. Depression is seen as something that must be dealt with as a foe and not an accepted friend. Dr. Penewit does not see depression as a character builder, but something that CAN be dealt with successfully. Dr. Penewit realizes that depression can cause physical illnesses as well as mental illness.
Dr. Penewit is a Professional Clinical Member with the National Christian Counselors Association and a Board Certified Temperament Counselor. He has achieved diplomat status with The National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists and is a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor, training therapists in counseling disciplines. Dr. Penewit specializes in marriage and family therapy, children and teens as well as individual therapy.