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For Individuals, Couples & Families by ICS Inc.

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

Articles 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
    Am I crazy? Is this a midlife crisis? Am I being immature and selfish? Will I regret it if I don't take another path and explore?read more
  • 08/07/11: Will Your Empty Nest Be Boomeranged? - Creativity as a Way of Life
    The term empty nest trivializes the painful passage for many women. The nest is our life, our memories of our lives with our children. We nurtured them and nudged them out… 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

Is Your Life Out of Balance?

Does your life need balancing? Is exercise part of your life balancing routine? Balance is what I believe is one of the most important things in life. Not extreme exercising or weight loss programs or changes in any area in your life but gradual and enjoyable movement toward balance.

In his book, The 20 Minute Break, Dr. Ernest Rossi tells you how to recognize your natural rhythms so you can avoid stress and learn how to maximize your performance and health.

If you continue to ignore your need to take a break you can experience more and more… Continue reading

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