Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara R. Ponse, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone:
(818) 386-9334
Website:
License Number
LMFT12334
Practicing Since:
1978
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Dr Barbara Rose Ponse, licensed in California as an MFT, has a doctorate in Sociology USC, specializing in Social Psychology. Her publications include, a monograph on the social construction of sexual identity, "Identities in the Lesbian World", articles in collections by Judd Marmor, MD, Martha Kirkpatrick, MD, as well as in the journal Urban Life. A short story is published in "New American Writing". Dr. Ponse has been in private practice since 1978 and currently practices in Malibu. Her theoretical orientation is eclectic, with particular emphasis in psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, and object-relations. Her extensive experience includes individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and group therapy. Personal focus of therapy: anxiety, stress, depression trauma, post traumatic stress disorder addiction and recovery sexual identity issues

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Areas of specialization: Individual Psychotherapy Group Therapy Couples Counseling Marital Therapy, Premarital Counseling Separation and Divorce Children of Divorce Relationship Issues Relationship with self and others Grieving and Loss Sexual Identity Issues
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
PhD Sociology USC, specializing in Social Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Group Therapy
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Ethnicity

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