About Me

I have been blessed with having many valuable teachers in my development and growth as a psychotherapist. I continue to study and learn new processes. My education as a therapist has included many pathways of learning that have contributed towards my expertise in anxiety treatment and other areas.  As a Phd in Clinical Psychology, I have studied methodologies from a variety of theories including

  • Humanistic
  • Person Centered
  • Focusing
  • Object Relations
  • Gestalt
  • Adlerian
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Coaching
  • EFT
  • Yoga
  • Chakra Healing
  • AEDP.

I have your best interests in mind. My emphasis in the therapy process is on developing a strong therapeutic relationship which provides a safe, secure and authentic place for you to explore blocks in your natural tendency toward growth and healing. I believe in good therapy and creative healing with your interests and need for confidentiality protected.  I provide a safe, nurturing environment for us to explore what’s troubling you in an effective manner. If you feel bad and you need to talk, I’m here.

 

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

I am here to help you with the solutions you’ve been looking for in your life. I am fortunate to be engaged in a career that is so deeply meaningful. I appreciate the opportunity to work with people who are benefited in the process of therapy. It is an honor to join individuals on their path of discovery and growth. It is deeply rewarding to see people learn to reduce problematic symptoms and align with the stronger, authentic parts of themselves. If you’d like to learn more about how this can happen please check out my specialties section.

Specialities

Anxiety
Panic Attacks
Phobias
Social Anxiety
Shyness
Stress 
Anger 
Depression 
Sleep 
Relationships
Addictions
Life Transitions
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Creativity 
Work and Career Transitions
Joy and Happiness
Growth and Transformation
Identity Empowerment
Psychotherapy
Marriage Counseling
Encinitas Anxiety Therapy
Resilience and Recovery Planning

 

Approved By

  • Psychology Today
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • National Association of Forensic Counselors
  • American Psychotherapy Association

 

Treatment Orientation:

  • AEDP
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EFT
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCBT)

 

 

EDUCATIONS AND TRAINING:

Dr Polcyn has a Phd in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Professional School of Psychological Studies. She has certifications in Anxiety treatment, Substance Abuse Recovery, Adlerian Individual Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Hospice, and Divorce Mediation. She has intensive training in anxiety disorder treatment, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, focusing, EFT, stress reduction, relationship therapy, family therapy, client centered therapy, anger management, and crisis intervention.  She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

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As Brenda Peterson says “like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world.” Therapy provides a structure in which to grow and reorient toward possibilities, to unearth and surpass obstacles in the way of a natural evolution toward health and to develop relationship patterns that are non reactive and supportive of both the other and the self.

Therapy assists in increasing inner peace, being centered, and in developing contentment for those who are anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed with life’s challenges. Should you be interested in finding out more about how I can be of service to you, please reach out to me on my contact page.

 

 

Request an appointment here for help with stress and anxiety HERE

pamela polcyn

 

“Every human being’s essential nature is perfect and faultless, but after years of immersion in the world we easily forget our roots and take on a counterfeit nature. “- Lao-Tzu, philosopher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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