John  Poliskey
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John Poliskey


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Michigan Accepting Online
Updated October 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

John Poliskey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Frederic, MI. John typically works with clients who become overwhelmed by their sadness, loneliness, fear, or anger. This can be a result of a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. However, it can also be the result of a life situation or transition. John helps clients explore their emotions and learn more about why they’re feeling a certain way. He works with clients who have addictions that cause conflict with loved ones, as well as those who find themselves feeling a sense of dread or meaninglessness in their lives.

John’s approach to working with clients begins with unconditional positive regard. He believes that all clients are good people and deserve to be shown empathy and compassion. With John, clients begin their healing journeys in a calm, understanding space where they feel safe being vulnerable with their thoughts and feelings. John utilizes Motivational Interviewing to help clients better understand the reasons why they behave the way that they do. He also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, and family system therapy. Clients learn various coping techniques to bring with them into their everyday lives.

John earned a Master’s degree from Northcentral University. He is a strengths-based therapist who empowers clients to recognize their innate strengths, as well as use their individual traits to accomplish their mental health goals. He equips clients with the mindsets they need to continue on their paths forward.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $70 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $70
  • Couples sessions: $80 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $80 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Any fees the client are responsible for are paid automatically with a debit or credit card over night. This is a benefit of the Simplepractice program use.


Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Sun Closed


Michigan: 4101007123