Melissa Pollock, LCSW, is a Licensed psychotherapist and wellness expert in San Diego, CA. Melissa approaches her practice in way that promotes her clients' healing from symptoms of mental illness and emphasizes a path to greater mental wellness. In her practice, Melissa provides a quality of presence that is emotionally attuned and radically genuine.
She helps clients seeking relief from anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, problematic relationship patterns, and the overall stresses of life. Her emphasis on developing a self-to-self relationship is a cornerstone of her process. She provides adapted mindfulness training in other venues including for groups children and in workplaces looking to foster a employee wellness.
Clients working with Melissa have a safe place to process their struggles. She also focuses on providing skill building and emotional coping methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) among others. Melissa is an expert as utilizing front-line, evidence-based treatments to address dysfunction through the overall lens of holistic and emotional wellness.
Melissa earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Here, she developed a passion for working with professionals, artists, writers, creatives, first-generation anyone, and those transitioning into new phases of life (young professionals, newlyweds, parents, etc). Melissa co-creates a comfortable, explorative atmosphere to support clients on their wellness journey.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Melissa Pollock is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Packages for workplace mindfulness and healing meditations are customized.
Years of Experience: 8 years
Melissa Pollock Intentional Therapy, Therapist, Owner, 2020 - Present
San Diego Serene Therapy, Therapist, 2018 - 2020
University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Center, Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - 2019
University of Michigan Psychological Clinic, Intern, Fellow, 2012 - 2016
University of Michigan School of Social Work, M.S.W, 2013
Benedictine University, B.A., 2011