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Be who you want to be today, don’t put off living life! I aim to help my patients make the most out of life now. I am dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. My approach is to understand the deeper layers and help with concrete changes through evidenced-based methods. I work from a developmental and holistic framework to meet your unique needs. I integrate mental, physical, and socio-environmental factors into therapy.

I have specialized expertise in Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, phobias), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) and Insomnia. I also have extensive professional and personal experience with maternal wellness, including struggling with infertility. I offer specialty assessments and scientifically-based treatment modalities for these conditions. For children, I offer evidence-based play therapy (yes, I have therapy games we use on telehealth!). I also offer Outdoor Therapy (see Ecotherapy section for more details).

Within these specialties, I help people:
- Create long-term changes.
- Find relief from past painful experiences.
- Regain control in their lives.
- Improve relationships.
- Getting to the root of their problems.
-Live authentically.

A little bit about me, I have been working in the mental health field for approximately 17 years. I have worked with a variety of ages from young kids to the elderly. I am a mother, wife, dog mom, reptile mom, avid runner, and psychologist. I also volunteer at a local Wolf Sanctuary doing animal care. My work and being a mom taught me how important it is to recognize the developmental stage we are at in life. The older I get; the quicker life is going, and I believe we should optimize each day.

Serving patients anywhere in California, Wyoming, and Montana
CA PSY Lic. 30090
WY PSY Lic. 774
MT PSY Lic. 4436

Therapy & Family Services for Schizophrenia

Have you been diagnosed with Schizophrenia or related disorder? Do you have a loved one who is diagnosed with Schizophrenia? If you or someone you love is struggling with schizophrenia, or suspect that a psychotic disorder is emerging, I can help with a thorough diagnostic assessment and psychosocial therapy. Please click here for more info.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Have you or a loved one survived a trauma? Perhaps, you're a service member struggling with civilian re-integration after your services. I have extensive training in many types of trauma with several years of experience working in the Veterans Affairs medical system. Please click here for more info.

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Insomnia & Anxiety

Are you having trouble sleeping? Perhaps, you cannot fall asleep, or wake-up at 2am all the time? Are worries constantly spinning around in your head and won't stop? If you think you may have an anxiety or sleep disorder please click here for more information. I offer specialized sleep and anxiety evaluations with following treatment recommendations.

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Comprehensive Mental Health Therapy Services

Comprehensive Therapy via Telehealth

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Ecotherapy ~ Outdoor Therapy

Ecotherapy, also known as Nature Therapy, is based on the idea that people are connected to and impacted by the natural environment. Research highlights the positive benefits of connecting with nature. Dr. Pollock offers a few different options for outdoor-based therapy.

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Training Services for Psychotic Disorders

Consultation and training for Evidenced-Based Practices for Psychotic Disorders for other providers.

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Kids, Tweens, & Teens

I work with children ages 5+, please click here for more info.

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Emotional Support Animal Assessment & Letter

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Assessment services. If you believe you would benefit from or may meet the criteria for an emotional support animal, please click here for more information of ESA services.

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PAWsitive Life Consultation

Guidance on inclusion of a pet into your life to aid in improved health. If you have been considering adding a companion animal to your life and you do not have a lot of experience with animals, this consultation can be very helpful.

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Combined: Pawsitive Life + Emotional Support Animal Assessment

If you do have a pet yet and need guidance on the health benefits and qualifications for an Emotional Support Animal, the combined assessment may best suit your needs. Please click here for details.

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(1) What are some indications that I should seek mental health treatment?
Great question! If you are struggling in any sort of functional capacity, such as you are struggling at work and/or school, your family responsibilities, daily demands (e.g., chores and hygiene), and/or in relationships because of what seems like mental health symptoms this is an indication seeking help is probably recommended at this time.

(2) What can patients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I am direct and action-oriented, yet still warm to actively and collaboratively address the things bringing you in to therapy. I begin with a thorough psychosocial and diagnostic assessment with the aim to have a solid treatment plan by the end of session #3. I generally assign homework and/or activities to practice outside of therapy. About every 5th session, we'll reflect and see what is working and what is not. For some patients, what brings them only takes a few sessions, whereas for others it can be awhile. I meet my patients where they are at in life. I offer 2x/weekly, weekly to monthly sessions depending on your needs and availability.

(3) What areas do you feel are your biggest strengths as a therapist? 
My biggest strengths are being authentic and active in helping patients reach their goals. I have extensive experiences in evidenced-based treatments. I take a concrete, applied approach to helping you make real-life changes.
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Meet Dr. Pollock's pet Panther Chameleon, Sticky Grip. He often makes an appearance to say hi during live video sessions :)

Free 15 min. Consultation

*Updated January 15, 2024* Dr. Pollock is not accepting new therapy patients at this time. If you would like to be added to her waitlist for when a space becomes available, please directly contact her. Dr. Pollock is accepting a limited number of Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and PAWsitive Life assessment patients. Schedule your consultation here, in real time now. Please click here for Dr. Pollock's consultation calendar.

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About Dr. Pollock

If you are interested in learning more about me, please click here.

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Fees & Insurance

Investment in your health & well-being. Investment in your family's health & well-being. *Please click here for current fees and insurance information.

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  • Paso Robles, California, United States
  • P.O. Box 3010