Therapy with Bethany

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Bethany Ponichter, LMSW

It is imperative to form a therapeutic relationship and create a safe space for individuals to explore, examine, and uncover new ways to look at self, relationships, and life. Through self reflection and examination, one can develop new coping skills, form new behaviors, gain insight and perspective, and through this process can become more self confident, self aware, and establish a deeper connection with self and others. I am passionate about treating clients of all ages – adolescents, children and adults. Through counseling, we can join together to work toward self actualized goals. 


About Bethany

Bethany Ponichter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) practicing in Ann Arbor, MI. Bethany has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Portland State University in Portland, OR, and a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University in New York, NY. Bethany is passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan – children, adolescents, and adults, and has training and experience with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, crisis intervention, relationship and attachment issues, LGBTQI issues, and effective communication. 

Aside from her work at IDENTITY, Bethany works as a medical social worker at the University of Michigan Hospital. She has previous experience as a mentor for adolescents aging out of foster care and running youth and adolescent support groups for sexual education and mental health. Bethany works from Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, Mindfulness and Family Systems theoretical frameworks. 


Accepted insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (BCBS PPO)
  • Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN)
  • U-M Premier Care (BCN) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal 

To make an appointment with Bethany, fill out the contact sheet below!