Polly Gravely, MS, NCC

Life is sometimes really hard, often because we struggle in how we are inside, or how we are in relationships. Both can bring confusion, sadness, and conflict. I can help. I am trained in relational dynamics and I can help you sort through the knots so you can have more ease and happiness.

Services

  • 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 thoughtfully and help you to develop a deep understanding about the problem and how it came to be. With understanding can come release so that where you may now feel at a loss, you can instead feel a sense of possibility — maybe even joy — in your life. In couples therapy, I can help you break out of old patterns into healthier ways of relating that you feel more connected, have more room for intimacy, and for the possibility of love. 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

Contact

  • 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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