Abby Polly-Almanza, MS, MFTC

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adult

Abby Polly-Almanza, MS, MFTC

When you meet with her you’ll notice she strives to create an environment where you can learn and grow without judgement. Her calm presence and empathetic demeanor will put you at ease. She’ll walk alongside you, get to know you and your goals, and build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you can grow.
Abby works with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as couples and individuals to address a variety of concerns, such as child behavior, attachment issues, trauma, developmental delays, parenting, and family functioning. She also can assist with improving communication, processing life transitions, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, and depression.

Abby feels her most important tool is building a strong relationship with her clients, working with the system an individual exists to create long-lasting change. She encourages communication and understanding by actively listening to, validating, and helping each member of a family to feel seen and heard.

Systemic, attachment-based and trauma-informed therapies are some of methods Abby uses when working with clients. She uses the Gottman method and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples, as well. When she works with children and adolescents, Abby uses non-directive play, sand tray, art therapy, and mindfulness to help hem communicate their needs and process their feelings.

Abby earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies as well as her Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University. Prior to finding her home at Heart-
Centered Counseling, Abby worked in community mental health with young children and their caregivers.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry

Locations

Fort Collins, CO
215 W Oak St, 4th Floor
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2734
Let’s talk about your
specific needs.