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Anastasia Pollock, MA, LCMHC is passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma, women’s issues, and relationship issues. She has received extensive training in these areas and her clients have seen significant improvements in their lives and relationships during and after therapy. She has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She is clinical director at Life Stone Counseling Centers.

She also provides consultation to clinicians who are interested in furthering and refining their knowledge and practice of EMDR, and treating clients who have experienced trauma.

Because of her strong background, Anastasia has quickly set herself apart as a mental health "go-to" expert in the media.

Recent Publications
<p><b>Pregnancy Survival Guide for Mom and Dad</b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p style="">Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes. Big changes happen with 
the expectant mom’s body, emotions, and life as she prepares for baby. 
Big changes are also happening for the expectant partner, who is often 
trying to figure out where he fits into the changes of pregnancy and 
having a new baby. Because both parents experience big changes, so does 
the relationship. Pregnancy can be a time that creates more tension in a
 relationship as both partners try to navigate through pregnancy. 
However, if partners are willing to become aware of the potential 
pitfalls and put effort into attending to each other, pregnancy can be a
 time of coming together and strengthening the relationship. Watch to learn
some steps that can help to help your relationship to survive and 
strengthen through the pregnancy process.<br/></p>

Pregnancy Survival Guide for Mom and Dad

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes. Big changes happen with the expectant mom’s body, emotions, and life as she prepares for baby. Big changes are also happening for the expectant partner, who is often trying to figure out where he fits into the changes of pregnancy and having a new baby. Because both parents experience big changes, so does the relationship. Pregnancy can be a time that creates more tension in a relationship as both partners try to navigate through pregnancy. However, if partners are willing to become aware of the potential pitfalls and put effort into attending to each other, pregnancy can be a time of coming together and strengthening the relationship. Watch to learn some steps that can help to help your relationship to survive and strengthen through the pregnancy process.

<p><a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/06/02/ask-a-therapist-what-should-i-do-about-bored-teenagers/" target="_blank"><b>Ask a Therapist: What Should I Do About Bored Teenagers?</b></a></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Summer is here! While most teens are rejoicing in the beginning of the 
summer to be free of school and homework, joy can quickly turn into 
boredom as once structured schedules become more lax and teens quickly 
become bored. This often creates increased stress for parents, who do 
not always get to join their kids on summer break and don`t know what to
 do to keep them busy. Luckily, there are answers to better understand 
how and why teens become bored so easily and what we can do as parents 
to support them. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/06/02/ask-a-therapist-what-should-i-do-about-bored-teenagers/" target="_blank">Watch here!</a><br/></p>

Ask a Therapist: What Should I Do About Bored Teenagers?

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Summer is here! While most teens are rejoicing in the beginning of the summer to be free of school and homework, joy can quickly turn into boredom as once structured schedules become more lax and teens quickly become bored. This often creates increased stress for parents, who do not always get to join their kids on summer break and don`t know what to do to keep them busy. Luckily, there are answers to better understand how and why teens become bored so easily and what we can do as parents to support them. Watch here!

<p><b>Things You Should NEVER Say to a Pregnant Lady</b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Although pregnancy can be a time of joy and excitement, sometimes people
 seem to lose their mental filters when talking to a pregnant woman. 
Instead of just congratulating and asking how the mom is feeling, people
 sometimes feel the need to say and do things that are actually 
offensive. Although this list was really challenging to narrow down, and
 is not at all exhaustive, below are some common faux pas one should be 
aware of when interacting with pregnant women. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/05/08/things-you-should-never-say-to-a-pregnant-lady/" target="_blank">Watch here.</a><br/></p>

Things You Should NEVER Say to a Pregnant Lady

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Although pregnancy can be a time of joy and excitement, sometimes people seem to lose their mental filters when talking to a pregnant woman. Instead of just congratulating and asking how the mom is feeling, people sometimes feel the need to say and do things that are actually offensive. Although this list was really challenging to narrow down, and is not at all exhaustive, below are some common faux pas one should be aware of when interacting with pregnant women. Watch here.

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