Polly Gravely MFT, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

At some point in life we get stuck. We either have anxiety or depression we can’t shake, or our relationships have problems we can’t resolve. I can help. I help you identify the underlying issues so that you can move out of this stuck place and instead feel more ease, happiness, and connection.


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

My Approach

My training and skills are in relationships. We are having relationships with those we are close to, but most importantly, we are also having a relationship with ourselves. Anxiety, sadness, body image issues, emotional connection with our partner, all of these are founded in relationship. I work to track how you do these relationships, your way of understanding about love and care, and with couples, how you are doing this dynamic within and without. For all of us there are ways we are constricted. I help by developing awareness about your way of being in the world, how you understand love and how you get loved. Then, I work gently to open up these places so that gradually you get to have more possibility in life, an easier, healthier way of relating to yourself and to those you love. I have helped hundreds of people resolve issues of overwhelming anxiety and sadness, and in relationships to rekindle a strong and loving connection.

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 dynamics. I have additional, long-term training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals & Couples. 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
  • PacificSource


  • 5033885710
  • Website
  • 833 SW 11th Ave, Suite 729
    Portland, OR 97205
  • Second Office Address:
  • Teletherapy/Remote

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $130-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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