James Pontius, Ph.D.

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
(720) 580-6261

James Pontius, Ph.D.

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

James Pontius, Ph.D.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
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(720) 580-6261
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Dr. James Pontius, Ph.D.
370 Camino Gardens Boulevard
Suite 338
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(720) 580-6261
Announcement icon I am no longer working in an office, but offer therapy sessions via video conferencing (Doxy.me/drpontius) or telephone.

About

I work toward helping clients feel emotionally safe in therapy. It is very important that people feel validated, understood, accepted, and not judged for having their difficulties. I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I work with a wide variety of people, including individuals and couples. I have particular interests in helping people with depression (including Bipolar Disorder), anxiety (i.e.,panic, generalized & social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, etc), relationship difficulties, and addictions. I am a provider for numerous managed care companies, and have been on medical staffs of various hospitals for many years.
I work toward staying current with research in mental health and scientifically, empirically based treatments. I specialize in mindfulness-based therapies, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The therapy is very effective in helping people with a wide variety of difficulties, and provides tools for living a full and meaningful life.
I am in independent private practice, so I will be the only person that you will interact with. I am not operating from an office anymore, but only doing tele therapy sessions via a secure internet site or telephone sessions.
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“I believe you would find therapy with me to be very fascinating and helpful, and it is based upon research in clinical psychology. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • GEHA
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 41 Years
  • License: Colorado / PSY.0004225
  • School: University of Akron
  • Year Graduated: 1982

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Nat Register of Health Service Psychologists / 33004
  • Certificate Date: 1984
  • License No. and State: Psychologist 5792 North Carolina

Location

James Pontius, Ph.D.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Call James Pontius
(720) 580-6261
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Dr. James Pontius, Ph.D.
370 Camino Gardens Boulevard
Suite 338
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(720) 580-6261
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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James Pontius, Ph.D.

Psychologist, PhD