Stephany Ponciano, LCPC
Hi, I’m Stephany! I know sometimes it is hard to be a young adult trying to fulfill all the expectations we face. Many times it’s been difficult to function when your feelings are weighing you down. Those dreaded thoughts, the knot in your stomach, the everlasting doubt you have about yourself. Constantly worrying about others judging you can make you lose focus on the present and thinking of the future can become stressful. It’s even more exhausting when the worst critic is yourself. However, you’re ready for change and you’re ready to become the confident person everyone thinks you are.
How nice would it be to be able to socialize with others without the constant fear of what they will think or say about you? Imagine your confidence when you can say or do what you’re thinking without the fear of uncertainty lingering by. How much easier would it be to feel free to be outgoing without ending the day criticizing your actions?
Feeling confident, empowered, and sure of yourself doesn’t have to be a daydream. Together we can use a hands-on approach known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help identify your thoughts, investigate your feelings, and change the behavior that has kept you stuck and unsure of yourself. Integrating CBT along with developing insight and adding hands-on coping skills will provide you with a handful of tools to help you increase happiness and the ability to tackle the anxiety you have been carrying for too long. Working with young adults is my passion. Contact me to schedule an appointment at 240-489-1108 or email our intake coordinator at [email protected]
Now a little bit about me…
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor licensed in Maryland and Vermont. I obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas. I also received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the same university.
In terms of experience, I have completed an internship at Crosswinds Mental Health Center in Emporia, KS, where I gained experience working in community mental health as an outpatient therapist for adults and children. In addition, I worked at Flint Hills counseling assisting with Psychological evaluations. Most recently, I worked for the YMCA in Maryland as a mental health therapist. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
Lastly, I am certified in the treatment of ADHD. In addition, Trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, OCD, and Anxiety disorders; but my passion lies in using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model to help people tackle their problems!
*I am in network with Cigna, BCBS, United Health Care, and Lyra*