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Yuridia (Valerie) Polonsky, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi and welcome; you have taken a big and brave step in seeking help! My name is Valerie Polonsky, and I am a caring therapist. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and the elderly. I specialize in family and couple conflict, depression, anxiety, individual and professional development, divorce, ADHD, phobias, crisis intervention and life changes, and Post Trauma. As a professional, my focus is on being able to listen to my clients and meet them where they are; in order to create a space of reliable containment for them. To facilitate the resolution of issues that affect a healthy and good quality of life in a respectful environment.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Yuridia (Valerie) Polonsky. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I really appreciate her help

Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Yuridia (Valerie) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

After one session I feel very good about proceeding with Valerie

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Yuridia (Valerie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have only had a few sessions with Valerie but so far she is very supportive and insightful. I’m looking forward to achieving my goals in therapy with Valerie!

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Yuridia (Valerie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management