Welcome! My name is Polly Primus and I have 12 years of experience doing mental health counseling. I work with individuals seeking therapy for a wide range of reasons including depression, anxiety, recent life transitions, grief and loss, addiction, trauma, self esteem and relationship problems. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important thing in counseling.
I would describe my therapeutic approach as warm and empathetic while empowering my clients to become the best versions of themselves. I meet my clients where they are and firmly believe that they are the experts in their lives. We will work collaboratively to discover strategies and solutions that work best for you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Polly is a kind, intelligent, compassionate therapist. She's super easy to get along with and open up to, and she makes therapy an enjoyable experience. She also does a great job of focusing on the topics that you find most helpful and necessary to discuss. I would highly recommend working with Polly if you are looking for a therapist.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Polly for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes