Martin Ponciano, LMFT

Martin Ponciano, LMFT

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9 years in business

About this pro

Martin Ponciano is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy having concerns or difficulties in relational/relationship-related counseling in San Diego, CA.

As a graduate of Argosy Univeristy, he has received training in in Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, and Coherence Therapy, he is currently serving as in this capacity, working with a broad spectrum of clients in relationship-related issues and concerns.

In addition to being a dedicated relationship therapist, Martin is a Licensed Nurse and have taught Nursing at various Health Sciences courses at the post-secondary level, and have worked in various nursing specialties including Oncology, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry/Mental Health, and Administration.

Martin is an interactive, post-modern therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and increase meaning to their experiences. He integrates complementary/contemporary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Argosy University (Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy concentration)
California Coast University (Master of Science in Psychology)
Summit College (Vocational Nursing)

License, Certifications & Awards
California LMFT 96247 (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist)
California VN 206256 (Licensed Vocational Nurse)
Nightingale Nurse Award (2003)

Additional Training 
Currently in supervision for Coherence Therapy (formerly Depth Oriented Brief Therapy)
Exposure in Art/Play Therapy (mainly Gestalt)

Professional Activities and Memberships
Former Member & Certified Instructor Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

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San Diego, CA 92116
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I am technical ecclectecist. Meaning, I borrow techniques from various modalities, to match my clients’ needs. However, at the core of my clinical philosophy, I am a Narrative therapist. My post-modern stance is rooted in the belief that people are NOT the problem—the problem IS the problem! I also help people de-pathologies their current situation, helping them to label their perceived issue, and help externalizations the discourse and help them find MEANING in the WHOLE experience.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology

Vocational Nursing

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

$75/hr individual counseling

$90/hr for initial session 90 minutes

$80/psychological test