lark pokladnik

master's student in counseling

supervised by lindsay ballinger, lpc-s

Lark earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, while also competing for the university on a full rude scholarship for athletics in gymnastics. Since graduating, she has worked as a substitute teacher for K-12th grade in low socioeconomic school districts, and as a Social Emotional Learning Program Teacher at a local non-profit organization that works with refugee children. Drawing on her experiences of resilience and dedication as a student athlete, and after working with children who live in vulnerable environments, she has developed a passion to walk with people through their healing journey. Lark is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling at LeTourneau University.

Lark’s counseling process combines Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) along with Bowen Family Systems therapy and techniques. She believes that every client seeks connection and intimacy within their environment. The client-counselor relationship is built on trust and open communication that provides a safe environment for healing to begin and occur.

Some of Lark’s practice includes anger, anxiety, life transitions, family systems, and identity development. She has had training in various methods including sand tray and sand-play therapy, as well as parenting skills.

Lark works out of ROCC’s McKinney office. To schedule an appointment with her, please call 469-619-7622 or email ROCC's McKinney office at ROCC.McKinney@richlandoaks.org.