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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD

Shaina Ponce

Psychologist, PhD (she, her)

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1 Endorsed
11526 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92121
Let's Connect (858) 667-7265
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Are you experiencing a very challenging time in your life? Does it feel like you can't see your way back to you? Is it hard to recognize who you are from the way you feel? I can be there for you when it seems like the darkest, most difficult time in life. Many of my clients have told me that I am mothering and nurturing as a therapist. I approach therapy from a caring and compassionate perspective, more so after I became a mother of three children. Together we can use DBT techniques to help you reconnect with the things that are important to you and help you get back to being the person you want to be with the life you want to live.
I've been practicing DBT for 10 years with people of varying backgrounds and needs. My specialized training and expertise is in treating psychosis and schizophrenia. I use CBT for psychosis and DBT to help clients ground themselves in the reality of the moment, connect with the wisdom of their emotions, and move forward in life effectively.
I believe that you are doing the best you can AND you can learn how to do better! Mental illnesses and diagnoses are labels that can be helpful to professionals and they could never define or convey the whole value of a person. I'm here to help you build on your strengths and values so you can live as the whole person you are!
Call or Shaina Ponce now for a free 15 minute consultation - (858) 667-7265

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Aviva Psychological Services

11526 Sorrento Valley Road

Suite F

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 667-7265
I offer individual, group, and family sessions both in-person and through telehealth. I have availability Tues-Fri.
I specialize in Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders 
$185 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
You are the expert on yourself. I'm here to help you gain tools to be the best version of you.
Shaina Ponce
Let's Connect (858) 667-7265
Photo of Shaina Ponce, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Aviva Psychological Services

11526 Sorrento Valley Road

Suite F

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 667-7265
I offer individual, group, and family sessions both in-person and through telehealth. I have availability Tues-Fri.
I specialize in Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders 
$185 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
You are the expert on yourself. I'm here to help you gain tools to be the best version of you.
Shaina Ponce

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $185
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • TRICARE
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I am in-network with Tricare and I can provide superbills for out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
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I am in-network with Tricare and I can provide superbills for out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY34085 Shaina Ponce
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Attended Loma Linda University, Clinical Psychology PhD, Graduated 2020
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I help people and their families cope with symptoms of psychosis. Using mindfulness we will understand what triggers and exacerbates symptoms. We will figure out what roles your emotions play in your behaviors. We will make goals to change behaviors that are ineffective and I'll teach skills to make those changes. My goal is for you to live independently, confidently, and effectively.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
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I help people and their families cope with symptoms of psychosis. Using mindfulness we will understand what triggers and exacerbates symptoms. We will figure out what roles your emotions play in your behaviors. We will make goals to change behaviors that are ineffective and I'll teach skills to make those changes. My goal is for you to live independently, confidently, and effectively.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD

Endorsement

Dr. Courtney Crisp
Dr. Courtney Crisp
PsychologistPsy D
Dr. Ponce's knowledge and experience in working with schizophrenia and other severe mental illness is second to none. But more importantly, she is incredibly compassionate and a truly wonderful clinician. I highly recommend her.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • CBT-p (CBT for Psychosis)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused
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I approach all of my work through a trauma-informed perspective to make therapy a safe place for my clients. My main orientation to treatment is CBT which means that I will try to understand how your thoughts and feelings impact your behaviors. We will work on achieving your goals and I'll teach you skills from DBT and CBT to make the changes you want to see in your life.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
"
I approach all of my work through a trauma-informed perspective to make therapy a safe place for my clients. My main orientation to treatment is CBT which means that I will try to understand how your thoughts and feelings impact your behaviors. We will work on achieving your goals and I'll teach you skills from DBT and CBT to make the changes you want to see in your life.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

Aviva Psychological Services

11526 Sorrento Valley Road

Suite F

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 667-7265

Nearby Areas

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I offer individual, group, and family sessions both in-person and through telehealth. I have availability Tues-Fri.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 667-7265
Photo of Shaina Ponce, PhD, Psychologist
Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
"
I offer individual, group, and family sessions both in-person and through telehealth. I have availability Tues-Fri.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 667-7265
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 4 May 2024