Maurice Ponder

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Maurice J. Ponder and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I received my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, a Christian University in Virginia. I have been in the mental health field for the past 10 years and I have a heart for individuals who struggle to cope with life’s stressors. I take an eclectic approach to therapy; I have a desire to see individuals meet one’s goals, grow, and live life to the fullest. I believe that having hope in Christ and being able to lean on him through our trials can assist in balancing out the stress we may face. I have worked in several different settings over the years, including detoxification units, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals. Additionally, I have worked with various populations throughout the years ranging from children and teenagers who struggle with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression to adults who live with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia. Currently, I serve individuals in a public mental health agency where I assess and work closely with individuals who battle with a serious mental illness daily.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701006366 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.U. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks

Very kind and thoughtful. Prays for me on a daily basis. I like talking with him. He makes things easier to talk about.