RUTH N. POLLAK, MSSW
"My goal isn't to 'cure' you of anything. I'm here to help you better understand yourself and your needs. At that time, you'll be better able to accept yourself and others. And it will be easier to address your problems, allowing you to move on to a more positive future."
THE LEARNING PROCESS BEGINS IN SCHOOL...
"...and never ends! My formal education in college absorbed more than five years of my life. But, in an ever-changing world of information and accomplishment, it is necessary to spend many hours every year keeping abreast of the latest developments in relationship and child therapies."
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Counseling professionals are licensed by the state and often certified by organizations of their peers. To obtain a license or certification, it is necessary to have a qualifying college degree, and then pass a rigid test."
STAYING INFORMED ON ADVANCES IN COUNSELING
"One way I stay up-to-date on innovations in counseling is through my professional membership in NASW. Here, I can meet with other professionals, and learn what they're doing to help kids and families. And this helps me to better help you."
PLACING A PRIORITY ON THE FAMILY
"There's a lot more to making a family work than just stopping the arguments. That's why I've made a point of acquiring a wide range of knowledge. For instance, children and their relationships to the family have always been important to me. My training has not only taken me into the realm of child and adolescent counseling but also into helping couples deal with infertility and adoption issues."