Amy Pollack, MA

Hello! My name is Amy. I specialize in treating children, teens, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual, family, and marriage/couples counseling. I welcome the opportunity to work with families, caregivers, adults and children who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and other developmental and mental health issues. I utilize person-centered, strengths based and trauma informed approaches. I have transitioned into becoming a therapist after 40 years as an Occupational Therapist. Working with all age groups with much of that time focused on young children with special needs and their families. 

These experiences have underscored the power of cultivating a compassionate and a non-judgmental approach to therapeutic work. Recognizing patterns that no longer serve us, releasing them and making changes can be difficult work. I hope to support this journey by maintaining an encouraging and safe space essential to the process of building skills necessary to embody change. Without compassionate recognition of our uncomfortable feelings and beliefs, they can often seem too difficult to explore. Together, we can explore and build a judgmental free space to recognize and honor what is there and to make space for new skills and tools. This journey of deep listening can be a foundation for embodied practices that ground and support us.

Relationships hold significant influence in our lives. Neuroscience has shown that we are relational beings; and that supportive interconnections nourish our well-being. We continually refine our relationship to ourselves and others, and therapy is an effective tool to facilitate that growth. I am interested in supporting, building and strengthening relationships as resources for ourselves and for those we love. By building more honest, positive, and nurturing attitudes toward ourselves (the work within), we can foster more empowering relationships with those around us. 

Life can be unexpectedly difficult, overwhelming, and stressful. We live in a world where external messages are often pushing us to be something other than who we are. Honoring ourselves as we explore what we are feeling and what we need and want can encourage a return to ourselves, where I believe we all hold a capacity for healing and change.

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33 W Higgins Rd Suite 610
South Barrington, IL 60010
(773) 280-7405

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