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Counseling, Therapy, & Life Coaching
by Innovative Counseling Services Inc.
for Individuals, Couples, Children, and Families
Counseling, Therapy & Life Coaching by Dr. Jean Pollack

EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a tool for helping people to stop repetitive patterns (such as addictions, obsessive behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, that are many times related to past trauma).

Tango from Chaos to Creativity

Tango From Chaos to Creativity: How Multiple Personalities Emerge and Move Toward Integration 

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This man’s haunting story of devastating abuse evolves through years of therapy with Pollack. Yet, as a work of creative nonfiction, the book shares the true life and healing of this man – his abuse, his words, and his poetry.

Throughout the pages, the author highlights Jacen’s poetic descriptions because they beautifully acknowledge his separate personalities and their communication and progression toward integration.

The book chronicles the patient’s childhood memories of… Continue reading

Somatic Therapy to Help You Gain Inner Wisdom

Is there an inner wisdom that comes from listening to your body? Can this wisdom help you to know what is right or wrong for you? Can it help you make big decisions in life?

Somatic therapy, or body therapy, is a holistic therapeutic approach that incorporates a person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions in the healing process. It integrates ideas from traditional psychotherapy, physical therapy, and holistic treatment. The body, rather than the mind, is the foundational point for healing in somatic therapy.

Somatic therapists view the mind and body as inherently connected. What’s stored in our body… Continue reading

EMDR Online Therapy: Positive Reasons to Try It

EMDR Online Therapy can be as or more effective than face-to-face EMDR treatment because treatment takes place in the comfort of your home in your “safe place.” Your safe place is part of the EMDR protocol, which I will explain and work through with you. Online sessions also relieve the stress of travel to the office. A confidential and HIPPA compliant platform  is used during video sessions.

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a very creative and powerful method of reprocessing the repetitive cycles that make you feel stuck. EMDR can help whether… Continue reading

Treatment for Addictive Eating

Many people feel conflict around the topic of overeating. Unless addressed in therapy, and most effectively with EMDR therapy, this conflict can continue to spin and remain unresolved because conflict is a tug of war. Treatment for Addictive Eating

For example, while eating do you ever feel shame or negative about your body image? Many times, people argue within themselves when tempted to eat unhealthy foods in excess with rationalizations such as:

  • I deserve to reward myself. 
  • I had a stressful day.
  • It’s genetic. 
  • What does it matter? I’ll never lose the weight anyway. 

At the same time, other parts… Continue reading

How to Heal Trauma and Anxiety

Trauma is held within the body. Although trauma can feel deep and overwhelming, there are successful ways to treat trauma and often what is associated anxiety.

Recent neuroscience research shows the best treatment for trauma involves movement. Yoga and breathing are fantastic ways to connect yourself to active healing.

Talk therapy and journaling are  also very effective ways of allowing for compassion and insight into the traumatic event. Some type of movement and inner awareness are essential keys to healing.

Deep feeling comes when you are not talking but being present and aware of… Continue reading