Last updated: 12/17/2018

Barbara Wolfe-Polonsky, LCSW-C (410) 227-9074
Last Updated: 12/17/2018
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 32

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
MD - LCSW-C [06113]

Credentials and Certifications:

 Are you feeling stuck in any area of your life? I believe that everyone is on a personal journey in their life to learn something about themselves. Challenging life transitions such as entering into a relationship, raising children, separation/divorce, and loss of a loved one significantly impacts one's self-esteem and ability to function day to day. As a therapist practicing for over 35 years, I have concentrated my efforts on helping children, adolescents, individuals, and parents discover themselves, the purpose behind each challenging event in their lives, and help each client reach his/her maximum potential in order to achieve success, a sense of purpose and a sense of wellbeing.

My expertise is in helping clients of all ages manage and overcome Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationship struggles, and Parenting Challenges that arise during difficult life-transitions. I coach parents in the use of a highly successful program, "Positive Parenting with a Plan", targeting the elimination of behavioral problems and improving the relationship with their children.

My goal is to engage my clients in actively participating in their therapy so that what they learn about themselves has a long lasting effect in their lives. I support my clients in their personal journey to achieve the results they want!

Office and Contact Information
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LifePath Counseling Services, LLC
5122 Aver Court
Columbia, MD 21044  
barbarapolonsky.com
(410) 227-9074

Contact: BARBARA M. POLONSKY

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 3 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Accessibility:
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Couple or Marital Issues Infertility Pain Management Physical Illness/Impairment Sexual Abuse/Rape Trauma/PTSD
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Education Consultation Energy Therapy Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Focusing Holistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Spiritual Counseling Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Art Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Gestalt Humanistic Hypnosis Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Jungian Long-Term Narrative Therapy Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Satir Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Group Online Therapy Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Military/Veterans Step Families
Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: $75
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
Johns Hopkins EHP US HealthCare

Groups
Positive Parenting With A Plan
Currently in the process of being formed based on interest. Please inquire
Group Focus: Parenting Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Forming
Educational
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 227-9074
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on