Polly D.


The Wisdom of Experience

“Polly is a thoughtful, analytical and a highly empathic family therapist. Her practical, results-oriented approach provides optimal outcomes. Polly ‘gets it’ quickly and helps her clients move to a better place with skill and a great sense of humor. I have and will continue to ref...
- Family Therapy Client
AAMFT Clinical Fellow

Therapist Overview

Being human is hard. In my therapeutic practice, I help people find healing and growth, navigate transitions and setbacks, and build the self-awareness and self-compassion they need to live fuller, better lives.

I’m an individual therapist, marriage counselor, family therapist, life coach, writer, wife, and mom. For over 35 years, I’ve used compassion, humor, and a gentle, client-centered approach to help individuals, couples, and families through evidence-based forms of psychotherapy. Whether you’d like to improve your relationships, overcome addiction, or heal from depression or anxiety, we’ll work together to make positive changes in your life.

I specialize in marriage and family therapy and have been credentialed as a clinical fellow for over 35 years by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor to mentor, which means I have completed specialized training and education to mentor and support other Marriage and Family Therapists. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (1988) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (21-124) in Wisconsin. I am also licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado (Colorado license number 1335).

Marriage & Family Therapy

If we work together in marriage counseling or couples therapy, I’ll help you and your partner resolve conflicts constructively and create new patterns of relating that feel better to you both, typically in fewer than 20 sessions. Through our work together, I can help you heal from infidelity, betrayal or addiction, and restore trust, security, and the strong emotional bond in your relationship. I’ve also helped many couples build new parenting skills, and overcome hardships like infertility, grief, and loss.

Therapy & Life Coaching

In individual therapy, I use a blend of psychodynamic, systems and attachment theory to help clients understand themselves, where they came from, and what they want out of life. Then we’ll use cognitive-behavioral techniques and goal-oriented therapy strategies to make your vision a reality.

As a trained life coach, I can help you build new understanding of yourself, then pair that insight with meaningful action that helps you reach your goals. I’ll offer support and encouragement along the way, and help you maneuver through obstacles as they arise.

Over the course of my career, I’ve been especially lucky to connect with many people battling addiction and working to build new, sober lives for themselves. Having experienced my own addiction and fought hard for my own sobriety, I am intimately familiar with the struggle and what it takes to overcome. I’d be honored to help you, too.

I am able to provide therapy services to clients located in both Colorado and Wisconsin, and I am able to provide coaching services to clients located anywhere within the U.S. and internationally. Learn more about the differences between therapy and coaching, and which approach is right for you.

I meet with clients at Growing Self’s Denver / Cherry Creek office, and I’m also available to meet by online video. You can learn more about me by visiting www.pollydrew.com.

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