Polly Gravely, MS, NCC

Polly Gravely, MS, NCC

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18065
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Office 1
833 SW 11th Ave. #428
Portland, Oregon 97205 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My standard rate is $85 for an individual session, and $100 for a couples session. I offer a free 30-minute consultations.
I may be able to help you get reimbursement from your insurance company as an out of network provider.

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There are times when life feels really tough. Maybe you keep finding yourself fighting with your partner, or your anxiety is overwhelming your life, or you've lost track of who you wanted to be. These things are challenging and the way through can often be hard to find.

I can help.

I will help you better understand what keeps you restricted in your life. I will help you explore the emotional patterns you learned from your family and how they currently impact you, and how they play out in your present relationships. As your sense of understanding increases, so will your capacity grow for healthier relationships and you will see new possibilities emerge in your life.

I particularly help people struggling with anxiety and depression, understanding the turmoil of midlife crisis, and find relief from body image issues and a low sense of self worth.

My emphasis is on attachment and psychodynamic theories (to understand the family forces that shaped you) and I weave in experiential, mindfulness and sand tray work, as it feels right to you. With couples, I use Emotionally-Focused Therapy to help rework the way you and your partner relate so that you can regain the connection and intimacy you want.

Please get in touch for a free consultation.

Email or Call Polly Gravely, MS, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18065

More Info About My Practice

I'm a nationally certified counselor trained to work with individuals, couples and groups. I'm an adjunct faculty member of PSU's counseling department where I facilitate groups for counseling students.

My rate for a 50-minute individual counseling session is $75, and $85 for a couples' session.

I am trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems.

I have a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a Master's degree in Counseling from PSU (with extensive training in couples' therapy).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

- I can help you understand the root cause of your anxiety so that it no longer overwhelms your life.
- I can help resolve issues of sadness and depression; low self-worth; and stress and anxiety.
- I can help assist couples with reconnection to have a better, more satisfying relationship.
- I can help men understand their feelings..
- I can help relieve you of that inner self critic that's always judging.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe the purpose of psychotherapy is to help people fully understand themselves so that they feel more at ease in themselves and have greater capacity for happiness and connection with others.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the possibility and meaningfulness of this work. Every week I see courage, despair, and great honesty. It's raw and intense but it's the real stuff of life. It's an honor to be a part of people's process of struggle and growth.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy

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