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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

Life Coaching / Time Management

Manage your life and time with a help of a life coach. Balance your life by reducing stress and increasing your level of satisfaction in all areas of your life.

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’. https://www.additudemag.com/add-adhd-symptoms-difference/

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

How to Live a Passionate, Creative Life Now

We have control over our brain and, therefore, our life. Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way with all of the obstacles and struggles we face throughout our lives.

However, research continues to show that we have control over our brain. Dr. Marian Diamond’s research indicates that the brain can grow as a result of experience. This is powerfully optimistic because this means that change is always possible.

Dr. Diamond’s research also identifies the most important factors for a healthy brain: diet, exercise, challenge, newness, and love, which Dr. Dawson Church discusses in his book, Bliss Brain.

My psychology/life coaching… Continue reading

Fall In Love And Improve Your Health

Fall in love and improve your health.

In love you are present, in the moment feeling the flow of dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin and growth hormones….a vacation from stress and fear

When you feel love your wishes and desires are being felt and realized in the moment.

Healing actually occurs when you have thoughts of love and you are filled with ecstasy and purpose. These thoughts change your chemistry and promote healing. This has been studied and verified for many years by Dr. Bruce Lipton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQa0IOjEt3k) who promotes the ideas of changing your perceptions which will actually convert your… Continue reading

Life Coaching for College Students and Young Adults

An interesting phenomena has been occurring with college-age young adults who are either feeling depressed, anxious, or isolated at college and have chosen to return home or were forced to due to COVID-19. Many times, they feel disappointed and withdrawn. This can lead to  a downward spiral of  inertia while living with their parents.

Parents call me asking me how to help their child. Many of these young adults have been independent but then return home and  require boundaries so that the family can function in a harmonious manner. Some parents are frustrated by their boomerang children… Continue reading

Compassionate Inquiry to Heal Trauma 

Compassionate inquiry is an inquiry method to help people connect to the truth within themselves in the present moment. This technique allows people to become free from self-generated suffering as well as gain insight, clarity, and choice in their behavior.

Addiction, anxiety, depression, and ADHD can be traced to childhood trauma and a sense of disconnect from yourself. Inner child work is very effective in healing the wounded child and to completely integrate all parts of yourself. 

In my practice, I have incorporated Dr. Gabor Mate’s method of compassionate inquiry to focus on compassionately listening and targeting past wounds… Continue reading