My name is Jan Pollitt and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in high conflict individuals, couples, and families in and around the Mission Viejo, California area.
My background is over 25 years of expereince working in the areas of domestic abuse, child abuse, and high conflcit individuals, couples and families. This is my passion and I believe I can be helpful to you, your partner, and your family. I believe in a no shaming, no "bad guy", strengths-based approach to helping you resolve conflcits and patterns that are seemingly unresolvable. I have worked with offenders of domestic abuse, both male and female, victims of domestic abuse, and parents who are involved with social services due to issues of child abuse and neglect. I believe people do the best they can with the "tools" they have available to them at the time. I know through my years of experience that people, couples, and families do not feel good about being hurtful to the ones they love but don't know how to stop it. My commitment as a therapist is to help you and your loved ones create healthy, loving, non-abusive realtionships no matter how much conflcit you are experiencing right now.
My approach to therapy is interactive and solution-focused in a relaxed, private office setting. I will help you build on your strengths and help you end the destructive, negative interaction patterns that are causing you pain and hurt in your relationships.
Education: Master of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach 1994
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2002, LCSW21052
Additional Training: Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), STOP Program for Domestic Violence, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), International Centre for Excellent in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), and Orange County Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (OCCEFT).