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Reasons Why Your Partner May Not be Hearing You and What You Can Do About It

KUTV’s Fresh Living with Anastasia Pollock, CMHC

Feeling unheard is, at best, very unpleasant and can lead to feelings of loneliness, frustration, and anxiety. Within a relationship it can cause major discord and lead to future communication problems and escalated conflict.  Anastasia Pollock, clinical mental health counselor and clinical director at Life Stone Counseling Centers, sat down with Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living today to talk about how one can improve communication with their partner, and in turn the quality of their relationship. Watch Now!

<p><a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/a-closer-look-at-dissociative-identity-disorder-part-2#more-7935" target="_blank"><b>A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2 </b></a><br/></p><p>The Oz Blog with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a><br/></p><p>It is readily apparent early on in treatment that my clients with 
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are some of the most resilient, 
intelligent, and creative people on the planet. No matter how many 
people I treat, I am always left in awe of the strength and resilience 
of the human body and spirit. Of course, Bri’s case is no different. <a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/a-closer-look-at-dissociative-identity-disorder-part-2#more-7935" target="_blank">Read More!</a><br/></p>

A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2

The Oz Blog with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

It is readily apparent early on in treatment that my clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are some of the most resilient, intelligent, and creative people on the planet. No matter how many people I treat, I am always left in awe of the strength and resilience of the human body and spirit. Of course, Bri’s case is no different. Read More!

<p><b><a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ksl.com%2F%3Fnid%3D1388%26a%3D22304%26showid%3D2020%26n%3D&t=NTIwM2MzNzc5MTI5YWRjYTVmZTJjYTExZDkzZTBkNmE1OTMyZmY5NyxtZ0FRc2ZLYQ%3D%3D&p=&m=0" target="_blank">Find Your Identity Again After Being a Mom</a></b></p><p>KSLRadio’s The MOM Show with <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=MjgyNDZjYTc3NmI2ZDJkMmU4OTVmMDFhZjUwMTc5YmIyOTgyMWNhZixtZ0FRc2ZLYQ%3D%3D&p=&m=0" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>It is very common for moms to feel like they’ve lost a part of 
themselves after being mom for so long. Whether you are now an 
empty-nester, a young mom still coping with the transition to 
motherhood, or a mom of a few kids who now has some more time on her 
hands, it’s easy for moms to loose their identity along the way. Host 
Lindsay Aerts discusses with Anistasia Pollock, a psychotherapist with 
Lifestone Counseling why this is so common and how to get back your 
identity if you feel like you’ve lost it. <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ksl.com%2F%3Fnid%3D1388%26a%3D22304%26showid%3D2020%26n%3D&t=NTIwM2MzNzc5MTI5YWRjYTVmZTJjYTExZDkzZTBkNmE1OTMyZmY5NyxtZ0FRc2ZLYQ%3D%3D&p=&m=0" target="_blank">Listen Here!</a></p>

Find Your Identity Again After Being a Mom

KSLRadio’s The MOM Show with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

It is very common for moms to feel like they’ve lost a part of themselves after being mom for so long. Whether you are now an empty-nester, a young mom still coping with the transition to motherhood, or a mom of a few kids who now has some more time on her hands, it’s easy for moms to loose their identity along the way. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses with Anistasia Pollock, a psychotherapist with Lifestone Counseling why this is so common and how to get back your identity if you feel like you’ve lost it. Listen Here!

<p><a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/02/19/taking-the-stigma-out-of-dissociative-identity-disorder/" target="_blank"><b>Taking the Stigma out of Dissociative Identity Disorder </b></a><br/></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Dissociative identity disorder (DID) also know as multiple personalities
 has been portrayed alot in movies and television. Shows like Fight 
Club, Sybil, and United States of Tara  all feature characters battling 
different versions of their own personality. These portrayals can seem 
like an overdramatized and unrealistic examples of a very real mental 
disorder. Therapist Anastasia Pollock of<a href="http://www.lifestonecenter.com" target="_blank"> Life Stone Counseling Centers</a>
 talked Dave Nemeth about how we can destigmatize this very real illness
 and help those who are affected. To read Anastasia’s article on the <a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/what-you-need-to-know-about-dissociate-identity-disorder" target="_blank">Dr. Oz Blog CLICK HERE. </a> <a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/02/19/taking-the-stigma-out-of-dissociative-identity-disorder/" target="_blank">Watch here!</a><br/></p>

Taking the Stigma out of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) also know as multiple personalities has been portrayed alot in movies and television. Shows like Fight Club, Sybil, and United States of Tara  all feature characters battling different versions of their own personality. These portrayals can seem like an overdramatized and unrealistic examples of a very real mental disorder. Therapist Anastasia Pollock of Life Stone Counseling Centers talked Dave Nemeth about how we can destigmatize this very real illness and help those who are affected. To read Anastasia’s article on the Dr. Oz Blog CLICK HERE.  Watch here!

<p><a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/what-you-need-to-know-about-dissociate-identity-disorder#more-7887" target="_blank"><b>A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder </b></a><br/></p><p>The Oz Blog with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a><br/></p><p>Dissociative identity disorder (DID) also known as multiple 
personalities or, as I like to call it, multiplicity, may seem like a 
far-fetched, fantasy-like concept, made up for the purpose of 
entertaining the masses with stories, movies, and television shows. 
However, the truth is that DID is a very real condition that many people
 have had to develop in order to survive, function, and navigate the 
world. It is more common than most think, affecting up to one percent of
 the population, according to the American Psychiatric Association. That
 is 1 in 100 people. <a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/what-you-need-to-know-about-dissociate-identity-disorder#more-7887" target="_blank">Read more…</a><br/></p>

A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder

The Oz Blog with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) also known as multiple personalities or, as I like to call it, multiplicity, may seem like a far-fetched, fantasy-like concept, made up for the purpose of entertaining the masses with stories, movies, and television shows. However, the truth is that DID is a very real condition that many people have had to develop in order to survive, function, and navigate the world. It is more common than most think, affecting up to one percent of the population, according to the American Psychiatric Association. That is 1 in 100 people. Read more…

<p><b><a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/01/31/ask-a-therapist-when-should-i-allow-my-child-to-get-a-social-media-account/" target="_blank">When Should I Allow my Child to get a Social Media Account?</a></b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.AnastasiaPollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>The first question a parent must ask him or herself when thinking 
about allowing their child to open a social media account is: Are they 
mature enough to handle the risks and challenges that come with social 
media?</p><p>There are several risks and challenges that come with being on social
 media. This list is not exhaustive but will hopefully help you to start
 thinking about some of the most common risks- <a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/01/31/ask-a-therapist-when-should-i-allow-my-child-to-get-a-social-media-account/" target="_blank">Learn More!</a><br/></p>

When Should I Allow my Child to get a Social Media Account?

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

The first question a parent must ask him or herself when thinking about allowing their child to open a social media account is: Are they mature enough to handle the risks and challenges that come with social media?

There are several risks and challenges that come with being on social media. This list is not exhaustive but will hopefully help you to start thinking about some of the most common risks- Learn More!

<p><a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/01/17/how-to-navigate-the-parent-shaming-spiral/" target="_blank"><b>How to Navigate the Parent Shaming Spiral</b></a></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Even with the most valiant of efforts, judgements are unavoidable. I 
hear people claim all the time that they pride themselves on their 
non-judgmental nature. However, if you are a human being, it is 
impossible to avoid snap judgments. This is because our brains are 
designed, staring in primitive times, to assess each situation and 
person to determine whether a threat existed. Fast forward to modern 
society and you will find, as long as you are closely paying attention 
to your own internal dialogue, that judgments will pop up several times a
 day. This is not bad. It is just what the brain does in an effort to 
keep you safe. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2018/01/17/how-to-navigate-the-parent-shaming-spiral/" target="_blank">Learn More!</a><br/></p>

How to Navigate the Parent Shaming Spiral

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Even with the most valiant of efforts, judgements are unavoidable. I hear people claim all the time that they pride themselves on their non-judgmental nature. However, if you are a human being, it is impossible to avoid snap judgments. This is because our brains are designed, staring in primitive times, to assess each situation and person to determine whether a threat existed. Fast forward to modern society and you will find, as long as you are closely paying attention to your own internal dialogue, that judgments will pop up several times a day. This is not bad. It is just what the brain does in an effort to keep you safe. Learn More!

<p><b>Get rid of the “Mom Guilt”</b></p><p>Fox 13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Being a working mom may make a woman feel that she is somehow inadequate
 as a parent and that she is somehow failing her child(ren). There are 
ways to address the many guilty thoughts that often enter the minds of 
working moms. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/12/18/get-rid-of-the-mom-guilt/" target="_blank">Learn More!</a><br/></p>

Get rid of the “Mom Guilt”

Fox 13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Being a working mom may make a woman feel that she is somehow inadequate as a parent and that she is somehow failing her child(ren). There are ways to address the many guilty thoughts that often enter the minds of working moms. Learn More!

<p><b><a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/11/29/ask-a-therapist-how-do-i-treat-my-adult-children-who-no-longer-live-by-my-rules/" target="_blank">Ask a Therapist: How do I treat my adult children who no longer live by my rules?</a>  </b><br/></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Question: How should I treat my adult children that no longer live by
 my “house rules” but are staying with me during the holiday season?</p><p>Answer: Now that your child is an adult, dynamics have inevitably 
shifted. There is a balance between respecting their right to make their
 own choices and also setting boundaries that are important for your 
home. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/11/29/ask-a-therapist-how-do-i-treat-my-adult-children-who-no-longer-live-by-my-rules/" target="_blank">Learn More!</a><br/></p>

Ask a Therapist: How do I treat my adult children who no longer live by my rules? 

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Question: How should I treat my adult children that no longer live by my “house rules” but are staying with me during the holiday season?

Answer: Now that your child is an adult, dynamics have inevitably shifted. There is a balance between respecting their right to make their own choices and also setting boundaries that are important for your home. Learn More!

Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC has quickly set herself apart as the mental health 'go-to' expert for local and national media. She brings thoughtful and down-to-earth insight to all mental health concerns particularly trauma and women's' related issues. Anastasia is sought after because of her approachable style and prompt preparedness.

She writes for the news outlets, KSL.com, GoodTherapy.org, among others and makes regular appearances on local television shows to discuss and bring awareness to mental health issues. She is passionate about delivering information to help others overcome life's challenges.
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Reasons Why Your Partner May Not be Hearing You and What You Can Do About It

KUTV’s Fresh Living with Anastasia Pollock, CMHC

Feeling unheard is, at best, very unpleasant and can lead to feelings of loneliness, frustration, and anxiety. Within a relationship it can cause major discord and lead to future communication problems and escalated conflict.  Anastasia Pollock, clinical mental health counselor and clinical director at Life Stone Counseling Centers, sat down with Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living today to talk about how one can improve communication with their partner, and in turn the quality of their relationship. Watch Now!

<p><a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/a-closer-look-at-dissociative-identity-disorder-part-2#more-7935" target="_blank"><b>A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2 </b></a><br/></p><p>The Oz Blog with <a href="http://www.anastasiapollock.com" target="_blank">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a><br/></p><p>It is readily apparent early on in treatment that my clients with 
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are some of the most resilient, 
intelligent, and creative people on the planet. No matter how many 
people I treat, I am always left in awe of the strength and resilience 
of the human body and spirit. Of course, Bri’s case is no different. <a href="http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/a-closer-look-at-dissociative-identity-disorder-part-2#more-7935" target="_blank">Read More!</a><br/></p>

A Closer Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2

The Oz Blog with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

It is readily apparent early on in treatment that my clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are some of the most resilient, intelligent, and creative people on the planet. No matter how many people I treat, I am always left in awe of the strength and resilience of the human body and spirit. Of course, Bri’s case is no different. Read More!