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Teresa Ponikvar

AMFT 136619

Whatever brings you here today, welcome! 

I believe that we all have the capacity to heal, grow, find choice, and create meaning in our lives.  When we are met with unconditional acceptance and tenderness, this capacity can flourish—no matter what we have been through in the past or are struggling with now.  I see therapy as safe, spacious relationship in which you can experience yourself in new ways, develop curiosity and compassion towards yourself, and tap into your own unique healing wisdom. 

My approach to therapy is gentle, collaborative, strength-based and focused on what is alive in you from moment to moment.  I incorporate Internal Family Systems, existential and process therapy models, and play therapy into my trauma-informed work. 


I work with adults, teens and children in English and Spanish.  I offer in-person sessions in the San Jose area, as well as remote sessions for anyone in the state of California. 


Please reach out if you’d like to schedule a free 20-minute consult so you can get a sense of whether we would be a good fit. 


Fifty-minute sessions are $155.  I will have a limited number of lower-fee sessions available starting in summer 2023. 



Supervised by Dmitry Vulfovich LMFT 95964

Contact Me  |  Tel: (408) 905-6255
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