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

EMDR

ICS Offers EMDR Consultation and Performance Enhancement

Dr. Jean Pollack is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Certified clinician and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR. In 1993, she was EMDR Institute-trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the founder and developer of EMDR.

For more than a decade, Dr. Pollack has been using EMDR in therapy for clients of all ages to resolve behavioral issues, trauma, MPD, and PTSD. Now, Dr. Pollack offers EMDR Consultation to clinicians who have been trained, or are in the process of being trained, in EMDR by an EMDRIA approved trainer.

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Concierge Coaching: Achieve the Impossible

Overwhelmed? You need less stress, less appointments to schedule, and more time to have someone listen and support you.

Life is one transition after another. Most people need support and accountability from someone that knows them and someone to help navigate life issues. As a coach, I  help you to accomplish what you want in life by keeping you accountable.

My practice now offers Concierge Coaching, which is convenient and very personalized. We meet through confidential tele-session for first session, then can arrange emails, phone, and tele-sessions at your convenience. I am there for you to help… Continue reading

Are You Having an Affair with Food?

Many people seek comfort when experiencing upsetting emotions such as worry, sadness, boredom, unhappiness, discontent, or loneliness. Are you replacing an emotional need with food? Like a lover, food can be used to silence one’s loneliness, pain, or suffering.
When Food Numbs Negative Emotion

Sometimes people are afraid to feel suffering, loneliness, or despair and attempt to silence it by consuming. Consuming takes the form of food, video games, shopping, alcohol, pornography, or other negative behaviors that create addictions.People become frustrated with the ongoing cycle of numbing their uncomfortable feelings with food. They wonder why they… Continue reading

Fibromyalgia: Treating the Mind and Body

There is a lot of controversy about the physical and psychological aspects of fibromyalgia.

My clients come to me with real pain, and I treat them with a  combination of EMDR therapy and body work, which is done simultaneously with a massage therapist.  The mind and body are treated as one.

During the healing protocol, we process the physical and emotional pain with slow bilateral stimulation to facilitate “parasympathetic processing.”  The bilateral movement is a soft beeping sound produced through a headset that the patient wears.  The bilateral stimulation (beeping) can help to… Continue reading

A Little Boy is Helped With EMDR

Yesterday a mother came to see me. She was worried about her son.

She and his father had divorced years ago and now the boy was 7-years-old. The mother had remarried. The boy loved his father and anticipated his visits, but his father had disappointed him many times in his short life. Recently, his father introduced him to his fiancé and her 3-year-old boy who “he paid more attention to than me,” the birth son reported.

His mother explained that on her son’s 7th birthday he enjoyed his party and was surrounded by family who loved him. He enjoyed his… Continue reading