Pollack

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a psychotherapist with 30+ years of clinical experience. I see adults seeking individual or couples therapy.

Everyone has a different reason for entering therapy.  However, I have noticed one common thread.  Therapy is the place people come after trying hard for years, even decades to relieve pain, sadness and anxiety. When people do take the step to enter therapy, I recognize they often come with a mix of hope, that change is possible as well as a fear that nothing, including  therapy, will help them feel better.

 

Though I understand those mixed feelings, after years of practicing psychotherapy, I hold the belief and the experience that deep enduring change is a realistic expectation upon entering therapy.

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“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” (Albert Camus, 1953)

What I have learned in 30+ years as a therapist about therapy

  • Therapy is not about fixing someone.  It is about discovering inner resources that have yet to be  realized or developed.
     

  • Effective therapy requires a cooperative, trusting and safe relationship between therapist and client
     

  • Facilitating emotional regulation is a powerful first step toward addressing why people seek therapy. Emotional regulation requires an increased awareness of the interplay between the cognitive part of our brain and the emotional part of our brain which is felt in the body.

 

  • The families we were raised in provide each of us with strong, deeply felt emotional instincts or “tools” for navigating life in adulthood.  I see the problems clients bring into therapy as the needing to expand beyond what our families gave us.

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The range of concerns I have worked with in therapy

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Compulsivity

  • Adult ADD and ADHD

  • Life Transitions 

  • Loss and Grief

  • Self Defeating Behaviors

  • Addictions 

Rosalyn Beroza, LCSW-C

8601 Georgia Avenue , Suite 810 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
 
301-588-4442 ext. 2
 
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