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Maricela Ponce, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping individuals with stress, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, feelings of being stuck, LGBTQ+ related issues (with family, friends or work) family conflicts, anger management, body image, and adjustments to changes in life that may have been unexpected.
My approach is simple; You are the author and the expert of your life story. You have many hidden strengths, and together as a team, we will identify how to use these strengths to help you overcome things or situations that have been challenging. Thank you for taking a chance on yourself and deciding to seek out help. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Parenting issues Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat



License information

TX LPC 77249


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maricela Ponce. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Maricela is patient and understanding of your needs at times. I cried a little during our first meet and she was totally ok with it. She’s a comforting person a safe space, I’m glad my first therapist was her.

Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Maricela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve worked with many therapists throughout my life and Maricela Ponce stands out above them all. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about helping people.

Written on Jun 17, 2023 after therapy with Maricela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Signing up for therapy is hard sometime, especially if you never done it before. The thought of talking to someone you don’t know is sometimes is scary or nerve racking. But let me tell you Maricela Ponce has been such a great supportive person for me and has helped me so much with everything happening in my life. Not only is she such and great motivator, but a great individual. She is truly amazing and I have really connected with her. She is very understanding and flexible. She reaches out to just see how I am doing. She is professional and respectful and is so welcoming and easy to talk to. Her advice and concerns have help me greatly. I am finally seeing a light at the end of my tunnel and its such a great feeling.

Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Maricela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Highly recommend Maricela! In the little time we have started together she’s done a great job helping me sort out my problems.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Maricela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd