Jackie Ponder, LCSW, LCDC

Dallas Therapist Jackie Ponder, LCSW, LCDC | Bluffview Counseling Services

Jackie Ponder, LCSW, LCDC
Primary Therapist

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“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.”
Terri St. Cloud
I am a therapist and life coach who specializes in relationships, codependency, love addiction, trauma, mental health, depression, anxiety, addiction, self-compassion and the enneagram. Do you ever feel like you don't know who you are? Where you want to go? Or what makes you happy? Together, we can find your way home to yourself.

Perhaps Dr. Brenè Brown said it best: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” As a trained Brenè Brown Daring Way Facilitator, I understand that shame often blocks us from living the lives we are longing to lead. I can help you let go of powerlessness, anxiety, self-doubt and the need for certainty. In place of these compulsive thoughts, I can help you cultivate gratitude, resilience, bliss and self-compassion.

I am a Dallas native who graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors degree in Interpersonal Communication. I knew my passion was to guide people through recovery so I pursued a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

I specialize in therapeutically counseling clients struggling though life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression, and addiction. I am also a Certified Intrinsic Coach and am trained in Pia Melody Post Induction Therapy. Prior to entering private practice, I worked at Contact Crisis Line, Millwood Psychiatric Hospital, and The Greenhouse Treatment Center as a residential therapist.

I believe the relationship between therapist and client must feel safe, non-judgmental and empowering. I subscribe to multiple therapeutic modalities so that I can individualize therapy or coaching for each client. Therapy grants people the space to redefine meaning and make sense out of life. Though we consider ourselves to be thinking beings who have emotions, it is truly the other way around. We are feeling beings who have thoughts. Gone unchecked, those thoughts can create painful problems and harmful behaviors. When we ignore these patterns, we often compensate, hustle and act in ways that are outside our value systems.

Sharing your story and experiences fosters courage, hope and self-acceptance. Nobody can or should have to go it alone.

Please feel free to contact me directly at (214) 390-5800 Ext. 5 or schedule an appointment using the button below.  

You may also email me Jackie@BluffviewCounseling.com if you have any questions.
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