Meet Polly Douse, MMFT

Polly Douse is a Tennessee native. She completed her Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in December of 2021.  She spent August 2020 through December 2021,  as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Trevecca Nazarene’s Counseling Center.

When she isn’t working with individuals or couples, Polly enjoys sipping on delicious hand-crafted cappuccinos, walking the family Schnoodle, and spending endless hours laughing with her husband and sons. Prior to her career in mental health, Polly earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: the University of the South with a minor in History. Polly enjoys traveling. In addition to residing in Tennessee, she previously lived in Sweden, California, and New Orleans. She has a cornucopia of career experience in writing, communications, marketing, fashion, and editing.

Polly is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the American Counseling Association, a member of the international honor society, Chi Sigma Iota Theta Nu Chapter, and a member of the Junior League of Nashville.

Polly earned the emotionally focused individual therapy level one certificate from Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Leanne Campbell with ICEEFT, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Polly is also a certified facilitator with Prepare/Enrich for couples.  

Polly is honored to walk alongside adult individuals, and couples as they process the unpredictable terrain of life. She is passionate about holding a sacred space for clients to feel safe, seen, and heard. She finds emotionally focused individual therapy, narrative therapy, and internal family systems therapy fascinating and potentially helpful for facilitating growth. Call/text (615-282-3730) or email ( to schedule a free phone consult with Polly.

Polly Douse is the founder of THERCO, LLC. Polly Douse has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (temporary license number is 2043), pursuing licensure, and practicing under the supervision of Joni Batts, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, license number 1111.