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<p><b><a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F11%2F29%2Fask-a-therapist-how-do-i-treat-my-adult-children-who-no-longer-live-by-my-rules%2F&t=ZWMzODQwNjU4MGE3MGIwMjA3ZmE0MDQ5ZjgxYWZhODQyZDc3YWYyYix3OHBlVGNZag%3D%3D&p=&m=0">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="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=NTA5Y2RkYzUwMTA1NTcyMWFiZDUxNzdmNDEyNTllZTU2MzU2Y2ZjMix3OHBlVGNZag%3D%3D&p=&m=0">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="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F11%2F29%2Fask-a-therapist-how-do-i-treat-my-adult-children-who-no-longer-live-by-my-rules%2F&t=ZWMzODQwNjU4MGE3MGIwMjA3ZmE0MDQ5ZjgxYWZhODQyZDc3YWYyYix3OHBlVGNZag%3D%3D&p=&m=0">Learn More!</a></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!

<p><b>Tips for Ensuring Your Child has a Friendly, Safe and Fun Halloween</b></p><p>Fox 13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=OWYxOWIwZDQ1NGIyZTBhNDNjYzJmNWRjMzllMTFkMWQ0MGYyMWEzMCxaMElrYzE2Wg%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167015977936%2Ftips-for-ensuring-your-child-has-a-friendly-safe&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Halloween can be lots of fun but for some children, it can be a little 
anxiety provoking, particularly if they tend to spook easily. In fact, 
simply approaching a door to ask for candy can be enough to scare a 
child. Here are some of the ways therapist, Anastasia Pollock, says you 
can make the holiday enjoyable for everyone. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F10%2F31%2Ftips-for-ensuring-your-child-has-a-friendly-safe-and-fun-halloween%2F&t=ODQ0OGQzN2I1MDJiYzA1NzhiYTczMzcwM2FmOTVhYzcyZTRkZmU4YyxaMElrYzE2Wg%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167015977936%2Ftips-for-ensuring-your-child-has-a-friendly-safe&m=1">Watch here!</a></p>

Tips for Ensuring Your Child has a Friendly, Safe and Fun Halloween

Fox 13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Halloween can be lots of fun but for some children, it can be a little anxiety provoking, particularly if they tend to spook easily. In fact, simply approaching a door to ask for candy can be enough to scare a child. Here are some of the ways therapist, Anastasia Pollock, says you can make the holiday enjoyable for everyone. Watch here!

<p><b>Having Another Baby After Postpartum</b></p><p>The Mom Show with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=NTBjMzQxMjI4ZDk2MjNhOTc3MjM3ZTRkMWQ2MWJhYzhhNzE0ZDViYyxOUUQ5QXhhQw%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F166789030871%2Fhaving-another-baby-after-postpartum-the-mom-show&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Women who’ve experienced a postpartum mood or 
anxiety disorder with any of their children are at an increased risk of 
having it again and that can make the thought of having another baby 
really scary. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Anastasia Pollock of 
Lifestone Counseling about some of the fears around deciding to have 
another child after you’ve had postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD
 or psychosis. Listen to Learn More!</p>

Having Another Baby After Postpartum

The Mom Show with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Women who’ve experienced a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder with any of their children are at an increased risk of having it again and that can make the thought of having another baby really scary. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Anastasia Pollock of Lifestone Counseling about some of the fears around deciding to have another child after you’ve had postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD or psychosis. Listen to Learn More!

<p><b>Ask a Therapist: Transitioning Kids into a Blended Family</b></p><p>Fox 13′s The PLACE with <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/new/www.anastasiapollock.com">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a><b><br/></b></p><p>This
 is a period of transition for everyone. Blending families often feels 
like an overwhelming task. Everyone is trying to figure out their place 
in the new system and growing pains are common. The following may help 
to ease the transition for all. <a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/10/10/ask-a-therapist-blending-families/">Watch to learn more.</a></p>

Ask a Therapist: Transitioning Kids into a Blended Family

Fox 13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

This is a period of transition for everyone. Blending families often feels like an overwhelming task. Everyone is trying to figure out their place in the new system and growing pains are common. The following may help to ease the transition for all. Watch to learn more.

<p><b>Episode #3: PREVENTING MEDIA INDUCED VICARIOUS TRAUMA </b></p><p>
 When something terrible happens in the world, we can experience an 
emotional residue (or vicarious trauma) induced by exposure from our 
social media and news feed. Therapist, Anastasia Pollock gives steps you
 can take to make sure your mood, functioning, and overall well-being 
are not impacted. <b> <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2F3-preventing-media-induced-vicarious-trauma%2Fid1251552421%3Fi%3D1000393048653%26mt%3D2&t=MTkzODIxNTQ3Y2E5ODU0OWNlNDg1ZDE3MDk0ZjNjZTQwMjI4YTFjMyxDdmxuelBhSQ%3D%3D&p=&m=0">Listen HERE.</a></b></p>

Episode #3: PREVENTING MEDIA INDUCED VICARIOUS TRAUMA

When something terrible happens in the world, we can experience an emotional residue (or vicarious trauma) induced by exposure from our social media and news feed. Therapist, Anastasia Pollock gives steps you can take to make sure your mood, functioning, and overall well-being are not impacted. Listen HERE.

<p><b>4 Steps to Ease Anxiety</b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.AnastasiaPollock.com&t=MmIzYWQyNWFmOTMxZTgwZTUwOGU0NzljNWJmYmE2Yjg4MWE2YzM5MCxYQUUxUWVuaw%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165262565761%2F4-steps-to-ease-anxiety-fox13s-the-place-with&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Anxiety
 come when we have too much or chronic stress. Learn the signs and 
symptoms suggesting you have anxiety and the 4 easy steps to find 
immediately relief. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F09%2F11%2Fhow-to-ease-anxiety%2F&t=YzQ1MzZiMDRiNTVjMzk1Y2M0MmU2OThlYmRmZDI0MTgzNjczNDBiMyxYQUUxUWVuaw%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165262565761%2F4-steps-to-ease-anxiety-fox13s-the-place-with&m=1">Watch Here</a><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.AnastasiaPollock.com&t=MmIzYWQyNWFmOTMxZTgwZTUwOGU0NzljNWJmYmE2Yjg4MWE2YzM5MCxYQUUxUWVuaw%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165262565761%2F4-steps-to-ease-anxiety-fox13s-the-place-with&m=1"><br/></a></p>

4 Steps to Ease Anxiety

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Anxiety come when we have too much or chronic stress. Learn the signs and symptoms suggesting you have anxiety and the 4 easy steps to find immediately relief. Watch Here

<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fdissociative-identity-understanding-reality-behind-myths-0906174&t=MjVhZjAwYWVlNzMxMDgyYzYxYjA3MDI2NzJkMWIwYWRjMzllZmRiYixGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1"><b>Dissociative Identity Disorder: Understanding the Reality Behind the Myths</b></a></p><p>By <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=YWI4YmE4OTQ3MGJlYjdiYjk4N2MzNWFhNjY0Yzg1NTRjZWQzNTk2MCxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>In recent years, efforts to increase mental health awareness and reduce <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fpsychpedia%2Fstigma&t=YzcyOWQ5ZDM2YmY1MTU3MWU1ZmU3NTBiMTBhZTcxZjQ2YzA3NzU3NSxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">stigma</a>
 have led to some changes, including more accurate portrayals of mental 
health issues and those who experience them, but much work still needs 
to be done. One particular portrayal that fell flat appeared in the 
movie Split, released in early 2017. In this movie, which was 
roundly criticized for its portrayal of mental health conditions, a 
character with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Flearn-about-therapy%2Fissues%2Fdissociative-identity&t=OGYzM2FlM2RiMTA4MjZlNjM4MDFkMWNmY2M2YzYxN2I5YmE4ZjFjOSxGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">dissociative identity disorder (DID)</a>
 had a dangerous alternate personality. As a counselor who treats 
dissociative conditions such as DID, the majority of which are not 
characterized by violent behavior toward others, this was particularly 
disturbing to me. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodtherapy.org%2Fblog%2Fdissociative-identity-understanding-reality-behind-myths-0906174&t=MjVhZjAwYWVlNzMxMDgyYzYxYjA3MDI2NzJkMWIwYWRjMzllZmRiYixGTkZaSFlDYQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082608946%2Fdissociative-identity-disorder-understanding-the&m=1">Learn more about the prevalence, contributing factors, and treatment of DID</a></p>

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Understanding the Reality Behind the Myths

By Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

In recent years, efforts to increase mental health awareness and reduce stigma have led to some changes, including more accurate portrayals of mental health issues and those who experience them, but much work still needs to be done. One particular portrayal that fell flat appeared in the movie Split, released in early 2017. In this movie, which was roundly criticized for its portrayal of mental health conditions, a character with dissociative identity disorder (DID) had a dangerous alternate personality. As a counselor who treats dissociative conditions such as DID, the majority of which are not characterized by violent behavior toward others, this was particularly disturbing to me. Learn more about the prevalence, contributing factors, and treatment of DID

<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F08%2F28%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to-diet-with-them-but-i-dont-want-to%2F&t=MjFjMGM3NjY0YWFmN2U5MTQ5ZjFmNDI1NGM4ZWIzY2MzMTgzZTM2YyxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1"><b>Ask a Therapist: What if my spouse wants me to diet with them, but I don’t want to?</b></a></p><p>Fox 13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=YWZiZmI2YjVmYjU1Mjk3NTFhY2I1NjAxMWU4ODczZjEzOTIxYmU4OCxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>First, I would encourage you to think about why your husband may want 
you to be on the diet with him. I am guessing it is likely because he 
may want support. It is difficult to change eating habits when there are
 tempting sugary or fatty foods in the house so it is often easier for a
 person to make lasting changes when the whole family agrees to make 
changes as well. That being said, it is not necessarily fair to ask you 
to adhere to a diet if you do not want to participate. I would suggest 
doing the following to further explore this issue with your husband. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F08%2F28%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to-diet-with-them-but-i-dont-want-to%2F&t=MjFjMGM3NjY0YWFmN2U5MTQ5ZjFmNDI1NGM4ZWIzY2MzMTgzZTM2YyxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1">Watch to Learn More</a></p>

Ask a Therapist: What if my spouse wants me to diet with them, but I don’t want to?

Fox 13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

First, I would encourage you to think about why your husband may want you to be on the diet with him. I am guessing it is likely because he may want support. It is difficult to change eating habits when there are tempting sugary or fatty foods in the house so it is often easier for a person to make lasting changes when the whole family agrees to make changes as well. That being said, it is not necessarily fair to ask you to adhere to a diet if you do not want to participate. I would suggest doing the following to further explore this issue with your husband. Watch to Learn More

<p><b>Spotting Teen Depression</b><br/></p><p>The Mom Show’s Lindsay Aerts with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=ZDk0ZDUwNjhjY2YwYjMyMDc0MzIxYzlmODQ0MjY2MGYzOTJmMWNjNixVTjVXcUNQaQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F164492391031%2Fspotting-teen-depression-the-mom-shows-lindsay&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a><br/></p><p>How do you know when your teen’s behavior is typical moodiness for their
 age or something more? We talk with licensed mental health councilor 
Anastasia Pollock of the Life Stone Center about how to spot depression 
in teens, how to approach your kids about it, and getting your child 
help if they’re resisting. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fspotting-teen-deperssion%2Fid1114996250%3Fi%3D1000391252894%26mt%3D2&t=ODkwMzk1YjgzNTUwYjU3NTFlM2FkNjYyMThmNzVmMTFkYmYzYjUzYSxVTjVXcUNQaQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F164492391031%2Fspotting-teen-depression-the-mom-shows-lindsay&m=1">Listen here. </a>And for more help/info visit <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifestonecenter.com&t=NDhjZDk2NjM2YzVlZWY5YzFkMjk1MzM5NjQxZTEzN2FlMGFhNWI2NSxVTjVXcUNQaQ%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F164492391031%2Fspotting-teen-depression-the-mom-shows-lindsay&m=1">Life Stone Counseling Centers</a>.</p>

Spotting Teen Depression

The Mom Show’s Lindsay Aerts with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

How do you know when your teen’s behavior is typical moodiness for their age or something more? We talk with licensed mental health councilor Anastasia Pollock of the Life Stone Center about how to spot depression in teens, how to approach your kids about it, and getting your child help if they’re resisting. Listen here. And for more help/info visit Life Stone Counseling Centers.

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