I believe in the healing power of connection and relationships. It is within relationships that we can heal from past hurts and wounds. We have an innate ability to grow and change and my job is to help shed the light and walk alongside you on that journey.
I use an integrative approach with a foundation in relational psychodynamic therapy. I have specialized training in several other modalities such as ERP, CBT, and LGBT affirmative therapy as well others depending on the individual and their presenting problem.
I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders, OCD and Anxiety. A large part of my work is with the LGBTQIA community and also enjoy helping those in our community who are underserved.
Connected, empowering, compassionate
Dr. Polsky graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, acclaimed for its focus on clinical training. Dr. Polsky completed her pre-doctoral internships at the California Institute of Technology Counseling Center and the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, where she received extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups and participated in outreach services to college students. Her Postdoctoral residency was at APA accredited Humboldt State University Counseling Center where she received specialized training on the Eating Disorder Assessment Team, and with, survivors of sexual assault.
Dr. Polsky’s clinical work began in 2001 at two eating disorder treatment centers: Center for Discovery and Adolescent Change and Oceanaire Residential Eating Disorder Facility. In 2007, Dr. Polsky joined Summit Eating Disorder and Outreach Program in their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as a clinician.
In 2010, she became the Clinical Director of New Dawn Eating Disorder Program in Sausalito in charge of IOP, Partial Hospitalization, and re-opened the Residential Treatment Program in San Francisco.
Eager to expand her knowledge about Anxiety and OCD, especially knowing the overlap between Anxiety and Eating Disorders, she joined the Anxiety Treatment Center in Sacramento and obtained specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD and Anxiety Disorders. She was board member of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association, and member of California Psychological Association, International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Dr. Polsky created our training program to help the next generation of psychologists and therapists to develop into ethical, thoughtful, and specialized clinicians in oder to help fill the gap in training in the Sacramento region.
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