Psychological Services Provided by Dr. Deborah Pollack, Ph.D.

I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. We start with an initial two hour session and then determine how frequently you want to meet after that. Most people find weekly sessions beneficial initially so that they keep up their momentum, and then they decrease the frequency of their sessions once they feel better.

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

I do a particular type of therapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), which I have been getting advanced training and supervision in since 2009. In this type of therapy we focus on your here-and-now emotional experience to help you better understand internal patterns that are keeping you stuck. Most people struggle with feelings about important people and events in our lives. For many reasons we sometimes “block” some of those feelings because they make us anxious. The ways in which we block ourselves often cause symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and problematic relational patterns (e.g., doing the same thing over and over again in relationships). Through this type of therapy I will help you connect with those blocked feelings while helping you tolerate any anxiety they bring up so that you can undo some of these repetitive patterns that keep you stuck. Many people find that through this process they experience a deeper sense of clarity about themselves, are better able to stop self-destructive patterns, and their symptoms recede.

I have vast experience in psychological assessment, especially personality assessment and health psychological evaluations. I can provide an extensive personality profile using instruments such as the MMPI and Rorschach.

I also have expertise in health psychological assessment and have conducted several hundred evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates, chronic pain patients, and organ transplant donors and recipients.

Contact me if you are interested in these types of psychological assessment. Please note that your insurance company may not cover this service.

I do not conduct ADHD assessments, neuropsychological assessment, or forensic/custody evaluations. To find a psychologist who offers these services, click here.

I can provide in person or online supervision for short-term dynamic psychotherapy or psychological assessment. I am certified as a Teacher through the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). I have extensive supervisory experience, as I have been supervising and teaching at the doctoral level for over ten years. I consistently receive exemplary feedback from my supervisees. Most of the students I have supervised have reported that their time with me has been one of the best training experiences of their career. Please contact me for more information. I can provide references of past supervisees who be happy to discuss their experience with you.