Counselor / Therapist in Encinitas, CA

Preferred Member

Pamela Polcyn

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Effective treatments for anxiety, panic and social phobia
Specialist in treating Anxiety Disorders. I provide services in a supportive and compassionate atmosphere where it is possible to focus on developing ways to become more joyful, peaceful and balanced. With the appropriate tools you can move from experiencing life's challenges as overwhelming to feeling empowered and to making decisions that are congruent with who you are at you best. The personalized approach that I use is tailored to your needs and goals. The proven techniques that I use help you to transform unproductive behaviors, thoughts and feelings to those that contribute to regaining confidence and satisfaction in your life, relationships and in your career.
While I have a general practice and handle a wide range of issues, my specialty is anxiety issues. I understand how difficult anxiety can be for you and I can help with it. Although it frequently feels overwhelming and unpredictable, it is possible to develop a lifestyle in which you will no longer experience out of control anxiety.
Anxiety is a broad diagnosis that includes distinct categories such as
*Generalized Anxiety Disorder: chronic anxiety or exaggerated worry that lacks an obvious cause.
*Social Anxiety Disorder: overwhelming anxiety when faced with everyday social situations and interactions.
*Panic Disorder: reoccurring episodes of intense physical fear with no immediate cause or source. These
anxiety attacks are commonly experienced with heart palpitations, light headedness, chest pains, difficulty
breathing or tightness in the chest.
*PTSD: overwhelming anxiety following a severe traumatic event that threatens actual harm.
*Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a pattern of intrusive thoughts known as obsessions combined with repetitive
behaviors known as compulsions that the sufferer performs in order to avoid the obsessive thoughts.
Some of the techniques that I use are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnosis/Visualization/Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Gestalt.
While I have a general practice and handle a wide range of issues, I specialize in Treating Anxiety Disorders.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Sexual Dysfunction
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
 Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI)
Phd in Clinical Psychology
Licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist
Payments Accepted