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Keys to Successful Therapy

What can you expect from therapy? People are looking for change.  I have abandoned rigid techniques for a much more successful approach. Listening is so important as the world has become so fast and distractable. As I listen to people’s concerns and perspectives, I believe that being heard and understood is paramount to success in therapy and in life.

In my office I am honored to have people open up and expose their fears, abuse, desires and conflicts. They want to be happy and more content. People are intrinsically motivated to change,the motivation is sometimes hidden.

As I… Continue reading

Fox News – Dr. Pollack on Hoarding

Dr. Jean Pollack with Innovative Counseling Services in York County said it starts with people who tend to accumulate a lot of unnecessary things.
“They will not be able to give the stuff away easily,” said Dr. Pollack. “This Obsessive Compulsive need to bring whatever into their homes just extends to animals, and it can negatively affect a whole community. It affects the hoarders health, the animals health, their family.”
Dr. Pollack said… Read More

From Psychology Today

Our articles from Psychology Today. Contact us about advice on any of the topics.

  • 09/14/11: What Is My Life's Purpose? - Creativity as a Way of Life
    "It feels like a silent storm inside of me. Am I crazy? Is this a midlife crisis? Am I being immature and selfish? I just feel like something is missing in my life. I want excitement and purpose. Will I regret it if I don't take another path and ex... read more
  • 08/07/11: Will Your Empty Nest Be Boomeranged? - Creativity as a Way of Life
    The term empty nest trivializes the painful… Continue reading

Marriage – Separate but Living Together

Living Apart but Together

Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.

This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.

Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… Continue reading

Reduce Your Anxiety with Diet Changes

Anxiety is very prevalent right now. But many of my clients don’t want to rely on a prescription medication to treat their symptoms.  Research shows a change in  your diet may help.

There are many types of anxiety such as feelings of fear, worry and uneasiness. Each one is usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is actually minimally stressful.

Assessment and Treatment Methods

The first thing I do when seeing a new client is an interview to determine family symptoms and coping strategies. Next, I administer questionnaires to determine the… Continue reading

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