Polly Carlson, MS

Polly Carlson, MS

Adult Psychology  |  
Female  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
I have been in private practice at my current location since 2003. I have been fortunate enough to receive training in Attachment Theory and Object Relations, both of which fit beautifully with neurobiological research and new information about child development. Furthermore, these theories provide an effective way to work with troubling emotions. As such, they provide the backbone of my practice. I grew up in a large family, am married, and have 6 grandchildren. I currently live with my husband and 2 dogs. I've had many hobby interests over the years, including scuba, snorkeling, sewing, arts and crafts, cooking, bicycling, backpacking, and reading.

707 W 7th Ave Ste 260

Spokane, WA 99204

Contact Information

(509) 624-1588

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • APS Healthcare
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Community Care Network
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Interwest Health Network
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Polly Carlson "My first concern is for you, as my client. My responsibility is to provide a safe environment for you to explore your inner experiences. This includes development of a trusting relationship with me, as well as comfortable physical surroundings.

Psychotherapy requires your active participation during sessions, and reflection on your in-session experiences between appointments. It is important for you to report, as much as you are able, what you are thinking and experiencing during each session. I will not set an agenda, rather we will focus on where your own experiences take you. My job is to comment and ask questions in a way that will help you do this."


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  • Adult Psychology
  • Adult Psychoanalysis
  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress


  • Counseling Services

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  • Whitworth University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Eastern Washington University Master's In Psychology
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Whitworth College-Masters In Counseling
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Polly Carlson accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • APS Healthcare
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Community Care Network
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Options PPO
  • Humana
  • Interwest Health Network
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
    Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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