Andrea Polk

Psychologist, PhD, QME

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Andrea Polk, PhD, QME, Psychologist in Manchester
(650) 539-5078 Website

Andrea Polk

Psychologist, PhD, QME


Location

Coastside Psychotherapy Associates
40885 Mountain View Road
Manchester, California 95459
(650) 539-5078

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Deciding to seek assistance from a professional isn't easy.I find that people often think, "I should be able to handle this myself- how can a stranger help?"Unaided, you may have tried numerous approaches to regain emotional equilibrium, get physical health back on track, overcome depression, anxiety, disorganization, "burnout", or confront relationship conflicts.Maybe you've even thought of giving up on yourself. During stressful times, choosing an experienced, trustworthy, skilled psychologist who is well matched to your issues and goals can be especially challenging.

This choice is too important to leave to insurance lists or websites "guaranteeing" an empathic experience. Our first session should demonstrate my accurate understanding of the issues bringing you in, identify workable goals, and provide a focused, concrete strategy for restoring an emotional/ functional balance as quickly as possible.

We all confront normal, developmental crises throughout our lives: depression, stress overload,grief,divorce, parenting, health concerns, work issues. Yet our "default" response is often one of harsh self-criticism. Through our work, we will collaboratively identify. goals, devise a strategic plan, and, using concrete tools, allow authentic change to occur.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 31 Years
  • School: Wright Institute - Berkeley
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: PSY11637 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Multiplan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: State Department of Workers Compensation / QME #984192
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Degree: San Francisco State University / MS Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Year graduated: 1988

Location

Coastside Psychotherapy Associates
40885 Mountain View Road
Manchester, California 95459
(650) 539-5078

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • mindfulness/meditation
  • stress management
Sexuality
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: French, French, Spanish and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Disability leave consultation / assessment
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 02 May 2018
Andrea Polk, PhD, QME, Psychologist in Manchester

Andrea Polk

Psychologist, PhD, QME