Polly Gravely, MS, NCC

Living is sometimes hard. Mostly we long to be loved, but loving is a complicated business. It can be confusing and it can bring hurt, sadness and conflict. I can help. I am trained in relational dynamics and I can help you sort through where you get stuck either in yourself or in your relationship.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

I am skilled at helping people experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, sadness, lack of self worth and body image issues. I listen without judgment and will engage with you to develop a deep understanding about the problem and how it came to be. As we unpack the different layers, we will create in its place a new sense of possibility, allowing for a greater sense of ease in your life. In couples therapy, I can help you break out of old patterns into healthier ways of relating that help you feel more connected, more room for intimacy, and for the possibility of joy. If my standard fee is the only obstacle to coming in, please let me know. We can discuss what's affordable.

My Background

I'm a nationally certified counselor trained to work with individuals, couples and therapy groups. I have a Master's degree in Counseling with a specialty in Marital, Couple, and Family Therapy, which means I have extensive training in relational theory and dynamics. I have additional, long-term training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Internal Family Systems. I am former adjunct instructor at PSU where I facilitated therapy groups for students. My orientation and training is an integrated approach of psychodynamic (to understand how your formative years shaped your perception of the world) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (emotions help us know what we need, but often we’re not aware of what’s really going on inside). I also have a Master’s degree from Columbia University in journalism, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. I really enjoy my work as a counselor and I am humbled by the courage shown and growth attained by the clients I see.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 5033885710
  • Website
  • 833 SW 11th Ave, Suite 428
    Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance

  • Experience: 6 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $85-100/session

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