Felicia Ponce, LMFT
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California, working in the field since I received my Master’s degree in 2010. I worked for a private non-profit clinic with children (0-18) and their families for five years. I then worked for a high school district providing educationally related mental health services for four years. I have experience providing treatment for a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, parenting, trauma, abuse, and risk management. I have also spent the last three years teaching as an adjunct lecturer in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs at a California State University. The desire for human connection and abnormal psychology have fascinated me since I was a teenager, which resulted in my choice to become a therapist. Each work environment has provided me with knowledge and experience, but also with the honor of being present for clients at their most vulnerable and brave moments.
I like to create a sense of safety for clients and draw from a person-centered approach in sessions. This means that I will remain curious about your experience and facilitate discussion which will lead you to discover that you have always held the key to unlock solutions. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems approach, and Solution Focused Therapy to guide treatment. Every therapist is different. I tend to be somewhat laid back, as I believe clients are the experts on their lives and I want you to know the hour is yours. We will work together as a team to collaborate on treatment goals, addressing challenges, and resolving issues.
I believe everyone has mental health. The severity and intensity it needs attention varies throughout the life span, just like most things. It takes courage to ask for help and I feel privileged to be in the position to provide you with support and guidance as you work towards feeling like the best version of yourself.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 84923
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Amazing therapist! Very personable and professional. Felicia is outstanding and my relationship with her has been life changing.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very good theerapist
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Felicia is the best counselor I've had, I am so grateful for her.
Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues
Felicia is the best!
Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Felicia is an incredible resource and I'm so grateful to have her in my life. I approached her at the beginning of the pandemic to help deal with rising anxiety, but almost immediately we identified other topics to focus on and equip me to handle new challenges as they arose. She is kind, thoughtful, patient, warm, laser-smart on timely industry and expert analysis. I initially saw Betterhelp.com as a short resource but now see it as an important part of my life forever!
Written on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Felicia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Felicia has been truly wonderful. She goes above and beyond to make sure I feel supported and comfortable. She is an expert in her field and is always willing to research any topics I have interest in. She has sent me many helpful resources and goes to great lengths to find tactics that will be useful in my personal journey. I am very thankful to have found this resource and specifically such a great therapist!
Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Felicia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem