Veronica  Cardona
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Veronica Cardona

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Bakersfield Accepting In-person

On-Line Counseling throughout California

Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Infertility counseling
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Social anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Dating

Professional statement

Veronica Cardona is a LCSW psychotherapist who offers on-line counseling services throughout California. She is passionate about helping courageous women and couples who are struggling with infertility, fertility challenges, perinatal-postpartum anxiety-mood disorders, and grief & loss.

She enjoys building a genuine connection with her clients that makes them feel seen, heard and supported. She wants to empower women to find their voice, build confidence, and explore the strengths within them that can help them reach their goals. Her clients describe her as warm, sincere, supportive, curious, and optimistic. She enjoys learning and often takes trainings that continues to build her clinical skills and keeps her up-to-date with the field of infertility, maternal mental health, and grief & loss.

Therapists often specialize in areas due to their own lived experiences. For this reason, she is passionate about helping women adjust to motherhood and flourish in their own way. Her goal is to help them feel better, be safe, be patient, love themselves more deeply, and feel more connected with their child.

She is ultra-passionate about helping women who are facing infertility and fertility challenges. She wants them to feel more empowered and supported. Her goal is to help them find peace, strength, and excitement in their family building efforts. Unfortunately, for some, this journey will bring pregnancy loss, stillbirth, infant death, or birth trauma. She wants to help these individuals process these experiences and help them find ways to hold, accept, and move forward with their lives.

Infertility, postpartum, and grief & loss often disrupts and impacts other relationships with family, friends, and partners. She enjoys working with couples to help strengthen their relationship, improve communication, and build a secure and supportive relationship with each other during trying times.


Message to clients

I believe that in our lives we will face many hardships. Some we will resolve on our own and others we will need the loving support of those around us or of a professional psychotherapist. I strongly believe that with time and help we can all grow and move past our challenges. Resiliency research shows that the earlier we build a circle of support around us such as with friends, family, church, or a therapist, the easier it can feel. Grief research shows that the sooner we build a circle of support around us after a loss, the faster and more successful we will be in resolving our grief. My hope for you is to enjoy your life, find relief, and find someone who can help you through this difficult time. Feel. Heal. Grow.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (45min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I can guide you in the process of submitting your super bill to your insurance for reimbursement if you are self pay and want to use your Out-Of-Network benefits if your insurance provider covers Out-of-Network.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bakersfield practice
4900 California Ave., , Suite 210-B, Bakersfield , California 93309
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Clinica Sierra Vista, Mental Health Therapist, 2016 - 2021
Department of Children & Family Services, Children's Social Worker, 1994 - 2016

Cal State Long Beach, MSW, 2002
Mount St Mary's College, BA, 1994


Licensure

California: 26380


Languages

English

Spanish