Polly Drew, M.Ed.,LMFT

Located in Denver, Colorado

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to guiding you to your best self. I have over 25 years of experience helping people navigate the conditions that disrupt your life.


My areas of expertise include:

Anxiety disorders
Panic disorder
Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, infertility
Marital and relationship conflicts
Drug and alcohol addictions
Self-esteem and self-image problems
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Bipolar illness



30 years ago, when I was a young psychotherapist working in Elizabeth, Colorado I was just beginning to see the power of the therapeutic relationship.  Through my career, I have helped many people move through a crisis, find clarity in confusion, seize opportunities for growth, and learn to thrive.  All these years later, I deeply believe that people have the capacity to grow and change.  


As a psychotherapist, I have been trained in what can be condensed as two different approaches to therapy. I use training in psychodynamic, systems and attachment theory to go deep and analyze how you became the person you are today.  And, I also use cognitive behavioral tools and goal oriented therapy to help you look for solutions.  But the real power comes when these two different “approaches” combine. We can work to understand who you are at your core to make positive changes in your life today.


My masters degree is in Community Counseling Psychology from Kent State University. I have two years of post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Therapy Training Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Throughout my career, I've been honored to receive the following recognitions:


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel weekly Lifestyle columnist

Three-time winner of the Milwaukee Press Club award for writing excellence  

Two-time honoree by The Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for journalistic contributions.

Distinguished Alumna from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education

The National Stuttering Foundation for newspaper contributions “offering hope” to those who stutter.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Excellence in Media, 62ond annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.


In Colorado, I am licensed as Marriage and Family Therapist

In Wisconsin, I am licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker
and Marriage and Family Therapist.

I am a clinical fellow in the American Association
for Marriage and Family Therapy