Eric Polacek, Elite Cognition

Therapeutic Focus & Treatment Modalities

Working with kids (age 6 – adolescents) on behavioral and social skills is my jam. I use a mix of treatment styles to include modeling, play, strengths based, situational, role play, side-by-side work, and natural curiosity.
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment (RAD)
  • Autism Affirming/ASD/Neurodiverse Children
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotion/Mood/Behavioral Regulation
  • Organization/Daily Living Skills
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • PDA profile of Autism
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
  • Trauma

Eric Polacek, BS Psychology

Mental Health Professional
Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy


I have extensive experience working with children (and families) on behavioral, emotional, self-regulation skills and techniques. I am particularly fond of working with neurodiverse individuals. Unconditional positive regard and collaborative problem solving are often forgotten when working with kids and is integral to the work I do. I focus on helping kids to find their strengths and tools that they already possess, to assist them in reaching goals. I can establish good boundaries, communication skills and more. Having someone on your team invested in your success is vital in moving almost anything from overwhelming to approachable.

I focus on bringing positivity into every session, emphasizing the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship. Creating a relaxed, approachable, and playful treatment experience is important to me. Kids I work with find me to be an excellent listener, supportive, reassuring, and fun. I motivate them to gain the confidence and abilities necessary to manage daily life and stressful situations. I ensure that they learn and can access the skills, tools, and support needed to achieve whatever they strive for. When therapeutic work is approached in a fun way, it doesn’t feel like work at all!

Will Eric be a good clinician for your child?  Call or email today to schedule a free 10-minute consultation.

*Eric can accept the following forms of payment: Private Pay (sliding scale for those that qualify) and CCS Participants


  • BS in Psychology from Edgewood College
  • Currently working toward MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Outside of Work

I enjoy playing music, creative writing, playing board games, and a bit of a prankster.


  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed

    Services I Offer

    • Children (Age 6 – Adolescents); Young Adults
    • Individual Skill Development and Enhancement
    • Parents/caregivers/guardian Support
    • Psychoeducation
    • Psychotherapy
    • Therapy Groups

    Contact Us

    For general inquiries and information, send us a message.  We will reply to your inquiry within 48 business hours.