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

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Are You Considering Divorce?

Collaborative-DivorceIf you are deciding whether or not to divorce, there are abundant questions to ask yourself. Are the children going to suffer? Will I be able to manage financially? Have I done everything possible to keep this relationship together? In fact, answering these questions may lead to more questions until you feel plagued by stress and uncertainty.

This is a stressful time. Mediation and a collaborative approach can make this process much easier for everyone involved.

Mediation is the first step in discussing the present situation and the desired outcome with a neutral party, the mediator. The mediator… Continue reading

Play Therapy for Bullying

“I am so worried about my child and I don’t know what to do.”

The previous statement is a concern expressed by more and more parents whose child is being bullied in school or in the neighborhood.

Many times, their child has difficulty expressing his or her feelings and will begin to manifest somatic complaints such as stomachaches, headaches, school refusal, and/or acting out in school. Although guidance counselors are a resource, many times the child being bullied feels vulnerable in the school setting and has fear of increased bullying for “tattling” on others.

This leaves parents in a… Continue reading