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Linn Polyak

Outpatient Mental Health Professional

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Location:

Year Joined: 2022
Years of Experience: 5
Education:

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - BA - Psychology

Bridgewater State University - MA - Clinical Psychology

Certification:

DC 0-5 Trained

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Linn Polyak

Clinical Interests:

I have experience working with children 4+, as well as teens, college aged people, and adults of all ages. I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults with experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, relational concerns, and behavioral concerns. I strive to continue my education, professional training, and personal experience to provide ethical and competent care to folks of a variety of backgrounds that includes clients who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and with clients of color.

Clinical Approach:

With children, I take an approach of communicating with kids with what they know best - Play! I use play therapy skills with kids as my primary modality. In my work with adults, I carry over playful approaches when appropriate, and tend to use person-centered and narrative approaches with some skills and techniques taken from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Informed Practice. Therapy is uncomfortable and hard work to do at any age, and I aim to partner with clients and parents to support each individual to work towards meeting their goals.

Hobbies:

Outside of work I can often be found in a local coffee shop, reading, caring for my variety of house plants, spending an afternoon on a hiking trail or paddling out the Mississippi River or one of her tributaries. I love spending time with my friends and family in the outdoors in the warmer months, or spending the colder months inside trying my hand at baking or coloring.

Clinic Contact Info

La Crosse Clinic

201 Main Street, Suite 500
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 668-4005