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Dr. Pollack Discusses Media’s Influence on Kids via

family tvDr. Pollacks discusses why monitoring, or even restricting, your children or teenager’s access to media may be a good idea in this recent article highlighting ICS.

In particular, what happens if violence or nudity appears on screen while you’re watching a movie or show with your child?

Dr. Jean Pollack, family psychologist with Innovative Counseling Services in Springettsbury Township and Hanover, said parents should be aware of what their children are watching and hearing, especially those younger than 5.

“Young children are definitely impressionable,” Pollack said. “You are socializing them with what you are exposing them to.”

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Join the ICS Life Coaching Directory

Life Coaching Directory by ICSIn the past months, Innovative Counseling Services has expanded our business. We are taking on new clients and counselors. But, we are also expanding our outreach to professional life coaching.

Here’s where we need you. Our new directory has launched at Are you a therapist or life coach with at least a masters degree in your area of expertise and/or equivalent training who wants to be listed? Do you know a trained therapist or life coach who may want to broaden their client base?

Our new directory offers an opportunity for professional life coaches to appear alongside your… Continue reading

Psychology of Self-Esteem: Holistic Health and Appearance

NYC Simply Stylist Event

Dr. Pollack is pictured here at a Simply Stylist event in New York City.

Most cultures are appearance-based, but is there a strong link between how we feel about ourselves, how we live our lives, and our appearance?

In many ways, yes. How you perceive yourself comes from both an interior and exterior perception. The more you exercise, the better you feel. The healthier you eat, the more energy you have. The better you think you look, the more self-confidence you not only exude, but also inhabit. Think of the last time you were late to work and hurried through… 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