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Kenan Pojskic, LMFT
Hi! My name is Kenan Pojskic
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that every individual is a part of something bigger; be it a friendship, partnership, marriage, family, community, neighborhood, or a workplace. My goal is to help you and your loved ones find what stands in your way of having healthy communication patterns and ultimately form safe, happy, emotionally and physically satisfying relationships. While I tend to utilize a more systematic approach to therapy, I also work with individuals on issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, and assimilation/acculturation.
HOW I HELP
As with most things, effective therapy doesn’t have a “one size fits all” approach that works for everyone. I pride myself on adapting to the needs of my clients and their therapeutic goals. I believe that each client comes into therapy with unique and complex challenges, and I draw from several different modalities to tailor treatment to the individual. I draw particularly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when addressing depression and anxiety, and utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals in practicing more awareness and mindfulness in order to minimize emotional distress. I utilize narrative therapy when assisting individuals to develop their understanding of their experiences as part of their larger story when addressing trauma. In using any treatment modality, my goal is to assist you in building an understanding of yourself and assist you in building skills necessary to make sense of your emotions and experiences.
RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES
Every relationship and family is an intricate web of communication patterns that sometimes needs to be untangled, strengthened, and explored. My goal as a therapist is to have all those present at the sessions to speak their minds, learn to read each other’s emotions, and go home and tell each other “we don’t need this guy anymore, we got this!”
INDIVIDUAL IN A SYSTEM
I strongly believe that we are never alone, and due to this, all issues that people consider to be “individual” issues are somehow affected by things arounds you. Be it depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger issues, all of them can be looked at through a systematic lens. During our sessions, we will explore how to cope with various symptoms, but we will also explore how to develop necessary social supports to get us get there. We will also explore how others around us are impacting the symptoms and how we can approach these individuals so our symptoms aren’t worsened. Remember, you are never alone!
MORE ABOUT ME
Having a career that is so grounded in reality, I had to develop hobbies that are anything but! Video games, movies, shows, anything super hero related – all of these are fair game when it comes to me playing them, watching them, or daydreaming about them. I often surprise parents and their children when I start asking them questions about what media is consumed and for how long. Sorry kids, I will tell your parents what might be inappropriate for you, and sorry parents, I will tell you why it’s important for you to explore your children’s interests! I do enjoy travelling as well and spending time in nature.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.