Jessica Pollard

Dr. Pollard is the clinical director for STEP. She oversees treatment, supervises staff, provides education in the community and to STEP trainees, and sees patients for individual and family therapy. Dr. Pollard is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, earned her Masters and Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, and completed pre- and post-doctoral psychology training at Yale. She is the 2009 recipient of the American Public Health Association Mental Health Section Award for “excellence in the field of mental health” and the Chair Elect for the section; she has presented professionally in 6 countries, and is licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut and Maine, her home state. Dr. Pollard enjoys baking and cooking, creating new healthy and delicious recipes; knitting and other crafty projects; and being outdoors.

“I have the privilege of overseeing and providing treatment at STEP with young people and their families. I feel so inspired by having seen so many people over the years who came to us when they were really having a hard time and have gone on to do great things with their lives.”