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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

Online Therapy and Coaching

Life coaching and therapy are offered online for your convenience. Texting and emails are used adjunctively as needed.

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Men Seek Help In Abusive Relationships

Have you found yourself escaping to  a room in your house where you can shut the door and request that you be left alone instead of being barraged by your partner? Have you had to go out to your car to calm yourself  and  disperse the negative energy from the yelling? Have you been awakened during the night with your partner yelling at you depriving you of  sleep?

I have identified a need to work with men who are emotionally or physically abused in their relationships/marriages.

Many of these men have healthy relationships with their mothers,… Continue reading

Follow Your Bliss With Depth Life Coaching

‘The word enthusiasm means ‘filled with a god.'” So what makes you enthusiastic? Follow it. . . .And you know what my answer would be – where your enthusiasm is. So I have a little word: follow your bliss. The bliss is the message of God to yourself. That’s where your life is. – Joseph Campbell

Depth life coaching focuses on helping you to find your enthusiasm, your bliss, and to learn to trust and move with it so that you feel alive, purposeful, happy and content. This contentment will be found in your daily activities, who you are surrounding… Continue reading

A Simple Exercise to Bring Awareness Back to Your Body

Here’s a simple and gentle exercise to bring your awareness back to your body. This exercise is by Peter Levine and outlined in his book, In an Unspoken Voice.

In his words, take a gentle pulsating shower in the following way: At a comfortable temperature, expose your body to the pulsing water. Direct your awareness into the region in your body where the rhythmical stimulation is focused. Let your consciousness move to each part of your body.

Try to include each part of your body  and pay attention to the sensation in each area, even if it feels… Continue reading

ADD today. Is it ADD or the brains’s response to stress?

What does the term ADD really mean? ‘ADD is the term commonly used to describe symptoms of inattention, distractibility, and poor working memory’.

Are you concerned about yourself or a loved one because you completed a checklist and the results show that you have symptoms of ADD?

Well, many children and people will test positive on those questionnaires because life is full of stress, transition and traumas which affect the brain on a short term or long term basis.

How we respond to stressors depends on the longevity of the stressor, type of stressor and our sensitivity to stressors.… Continue reading

Inner Child Work, Makes a Grown Man Cry

Inner Child Work, Makes a Grown Man CryA man in his 40’s who has a history of severe verbal abuse by his father and neglect by both parents began his healing during his therapy session with me this week.

His parents  left him at a young age (7 years old) with a friend/babysitter while they were out of the country on military service. He remembers feeling frightened and scared when separated from his mother. He felt ‘unwanted’ and ‘a nuisance’ which became the negative cognitions (thoughts) that started  his unconscious stream of thoughts. These negative thoughts became a record that played in his head until… Continue reading

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