Therapies and Testimonials
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The first mediation session that Polly guided my partner and I unlocked our polarization. For the first time in months, we were able to hear each other: our perceptions, our pain, and the lack of emotional safety that had developed in the relationship. That marked the beginning of the healing between us.” – M.L.
Polly helped me to stay the course in my marriage when jumping ship seemed to be my only option. Polly also helped me to find the courage to apply myself to a new career path and she led me to one of my favorite creative endeavors, Trails and Vistas. I can honestly say that her guidance helped me to bloom where I was planted. After working with her regularly for four years, I felt so much better, I’d grown so much, that it was time for me to stop going to counseling. I know Polly is there for me if I ever have something come up.” – K.C.
What a great process for making peace with everything I rejected about myself! At first, I didn’t want to accept certain parts of me, but I have come to see the beauty in healing my relationship with myself and transforming all that I was rejecting. I have a lot more freedom and peace and am able to manage my emotions better, as well as my interactions with others." – T.H.
I found Polly Ryan during one of the darkest periods in my life. (Most people don’t usually start seeing a therapist when they’re on top of the world.) I had moved to Truckee and felt betrayed, displaced and was full of despair. The move itself was traumatic, but it also uncovered old wounds and fears from my past that I’d swept under the rug." – P.E.
Creating a trauma map helped me to see the far reaching impact my early experiences have had on me. As I moved through the process, I learned how to have a safe place inside myself for the first time, as well as to be able to tell when old traumas were triggering me. I have a lot more emotional and social freedom as a result of this work.” – S.L.
One of the things that became essential to deal with was a driving phobia I developed after a car accident I’d been in when I was a teenager. The idea of driving in winter conditions terrified me. I did one session of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with Polly and I walked out of her office a free woman. The fear was completely gone, and I have taken dozens of long-distance road trips since then. I was so thrilled with the results of that session that I tried EMDR with her on other traumatic situations in my life and was able to find peace around those issues as well.” – A.S.O.
My nervous system has calmed down so much through having a daily practice of meditation. I feel healthier, sleep better, have more inner peace, and a broader and more compassionate view of life. I will always continue to meditate. The skills and concepts I have learned help me live the rest of my life with greater peace and ease." – A.R.
Polly is kind, gentle, funny, wise and deeply spiritual (but she’d never push that on anyone.) She is a wonderful therapist, woman and role model, and I’d recommend her to anyone seeking to know himself or herself better." – A.H.
The horses woke me up! I thought I was a certain way, but when I was with the horses, all of a sudden I could see what and how I REALLY felt! It was sobering, but helped me heal from my issues more quickly. I was also stunned at how sensitive the horses were and how they responded to every single emotion I had, even when the humans around me couldn’t tell what I was feeling. It helped me come out of hiding.” – Reggie L.
Lovely experience. It was like hitting a reset button and reminding me to think outside the lines.” – E.L.
It was incredible bonding with the horses, the sensitivity and feeling they give and receive.” – T.S.
When I feel my emotions deeply, I feel more connected, and one of the horses, Lee, taught me more about how I can feel emotions even through my pain.” – D.L.
Thirty years of doing business, and I have never experienced something as beneficial as this.” – Dental Office Manager, Reno, NV