Polly Harrison

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I begin with empathy for the challenge of being alive. There are universal struggles that are our human birthright, and there are struggles specific to our modern time and individual experiences.


  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I believe that even the most troubling or confusing thoughts and behaviors were at one time a reasonable solution. In our work together, I will help you examine choices you may be making just outside of your awareness. We'll explore the usefulness of those behaviors you want to change, to understand what purpose they serve for you. We'll invite those uncomfortable thoughts closer even as you may want to push them away, then offer acceptance and care to all the parts of you that you’ve been beating up in the privacy of your own mind. From there I'll help you build a new relationship with these thoughts and behaviors. I have extensive training in the relational approach, and will use our own relationship as it develops to explore ways in which you may be impacted by or be impacting others in your life.

My Background

Before becoming a therapist I spent 12 years as a nanny. It was here that I first became aware of the impact the family web has on each individual member, how uniquely each fit together. The first child I cared for died after a lengthy battle with pediatric cancer. Since 2015 I have volunteered my time in support of child grievers through Our House Grief Support Center and have completed Our House’s clinical grief specialist training to work with children and adults who are walking the difficult road of profound mourning.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-558-5339
  • Website

  • Portland, OR

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Woodstock
  • Rate: $80-80/session

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