Bernice Ponce de Leon, D.O.

Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

ALUMNI OF: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine
LANGUAGES: English
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SPECIALITIES

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Cultural Psychiatry

Education

  • University of Southern California
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine
    General Psychiatry Residency
  • Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM)
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Duke University
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE

  1. California State Medical License
  2. Nevada State Medical License
  3. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Certification in Psychiatry
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

In-Network Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc
Blue Shield of CA Inc
United Health Care Inc.
Medicare Inc
UMR
Optum Behavioral Health
Cigna Inc
Healthnet Inc
MHN Inc.
BCBS
Aetna Inc.
Aetna-Meritain Inc.
Humana Inc
Tricare Inc


Dr. Bernice Ponce de Leon is a highly skilled and compassionate psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. With a strong educational foundation from prestigious institutions like the University of Southern California and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, she has developed a profound understanding of mental health issues affecting young individuals. Since completing her residency and fellowship, Dr. Ponce de Leon has been actively engaged in providing top-notch psychiatric care, demonstrating her commitment to the mental well-being of children and adolescents.

Her clinical expertise is complemented by her involvement in various specialized training programs such as The Incredible Years Parent Group Leader Training and Coping Cat (CBT for Children with Anxiety Disorders) Training. These experiences have enabled her to adopt a comprehensive approach to treatment, encompassing both medication management and psychotherapeutic techniques. Dr. Ponce de Leon has also made significant contributions to the field through her research and publications, focusing on topics like ADHD treatment and the mental health of medical students.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ponce de Leon has been a leader in the psychiatric community. Her roles have included serving as an APA Diversity Leadership Fellow and participating in the Nevada Psychiatric Association.