Mary 'Mollie' Pollaro
She/Her/HersMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Mollie Pollaro is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist located in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. She is passionate about supporting teenagers, young adults, and adults in identifying and navigating challenges in their life and in their relationships. Many of her clients come into therapy feeling stuck in ways of thinking, feeling, or being that no longer serve them.
Mollie’s approach to therapy is informed by Postmodern Therapies, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion. She believes therapy can be a deeply spiritual process informed by making and reclaiming meaning in one's life. Mollie works with clients to richly explore their hopes for healing and growth as well as evaluate what may be challenging their access to such change. Additionally, Mollie values incorporating somatic practices with clients to further support mind and body healing. Clients tend to benefit from Mollie’s collaborative and kind nature. She is dedicated to helping clients realize the change they want to see in their lives.
Mollie earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Concordia University, Portland, Oregon. She currently facilitates an in-person support group for teens and young adults and sees the remainder of her clients virtually from her home office in Long Beach, California.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Mary Pollaro is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 2 years
Gali Barak Individual & Family Therapy Professional Corp, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, 2023 - Present
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Long Beach, Clinical Trainee, 2021 - 2022
Antioch University of Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2022
Concordia University , MA in Education, 2011
Supervisor: Gali Barak (LMFT #87279)