Robert Ponce, MS
Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
We as people are all broken on some level, but we don’t need to stay that way. Depending upon the cards we have been dealt in life, what’s been done to us, and what we’ve done to ourselves, many of us develop fractures in our view of the world. These “fractures” can affect how we view ourselves and our relationships. No matter what you are going through at this stage in your life, you don’t need to struggle alone. There is hope! Whether you’re dealing with relationship issues, career problems, abuse, anxiety, depression, or self-destructive habits, change is possible. I believe that every person has the capacity to heal, grow, and change.
For the past seven years, I have been employed by a local nonprofit mental health agency supporting families, children and adolescents. Prior to my work in the mental health field, I was a law enforcement officer for 10 years. My work experience has given me the opportunity to work collaboratively with many different entities including: school districts, children’s services, county mental health departments, foster care agencies as well as law enforcement. I understand how these complex systems impact and influence the lives of individuals and families. Additionally, I have worked extensively with parents, caregivers, and children to help enhance their relationships and to learn positive ways to interact with each other.
I recognize that everyone’s situation is unique. I do not have “a one size fits all” approach. I will personalize your treatment to ensure maximize therapeutic success. I have experience working with people with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, opposition/defiant disorders, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, communication challenges as well as relationship issues of all types. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Narrative therapies.
I am a Christian and operate from a Christian lens. I do not require my clients to be Christian, nor do I try to “convert” my clients to Christianity. However, if the client wishes, I am willing and able to incorporate spiritual enrichment into the sessions whenever possible and appropriate.
Finally, I am a husband and the father of four young boys and have been married for seventeen years. I understand the joys and challenges of being both a spouse and parent. In my spare time I enjoy coaching youth sports. It combines my two passions: Sports and interacting with children. Whether on a court, field or diamond, I love teaching boys that “hard work does pay off.” I have a desire to help people in their time of need. I would embrace the opportunity to help you work through any challenges or obstacles you are currently facing.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Chico and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University of Sacramento.
To schedule an appointment with Robert, please call the office at (530) 410-0505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, CA#ASW60924 under the supervision of Joe R Taylor, MA, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA# LMFT46406