Elizabeth (Libby) Pollak
I feel honored to have spent the past twenty-five years offering supportive therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. I am dedicated to this process and my work has centered on my strong belief in the resiliency of individuals of all ages. My formal training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. I have immersed myself in what I call “family work” grounded in the framework of Contextual Family Therapy, and I am guided by additional training in play therapy and sandtray therapy; modalities which I have found to be very helpful in supporting individuals who have experienced traumatic life events. Sandtray therapy is a technique which I use to foster both expression and healing in adults, adolescents and children. It allows individuals to express feelings and thoughts when the words aren’t available.
I earned my MSW at Temple University, an MS in Special Education at UPENN, and my BA at the University of Wisconsin. My background includes working in a variety of clinical settings, outpatient practice, and a university psychiatry department. I offer a non-judgmental stance to make clients feel comfortable, accepted, and validated as they embark with me on their own unique therapy journey.