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Polina Kodess

Psychologist, PhD
ColoradoGeorgiaNew York
Relationship issues-Divorce & separation- Depression- Anxiety - Stress management-Burnout -

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Professional statement

Dr. Polina Kodess is a licensed clinical psychologist in Denver, CO. She works with individuals, couples, and families who are going through big changes in their lives such as separation, divorce, building new families, career changes, and relocations. Dr. Kodess specializes in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma healing that often accompany these big life changes.

Dr. Kodess helps to strengthen and repair relationships between:

Spouses after crises

Parents and adult children (ages 15+)

Parents and step-parents on their parenting style

She also supports professionals who are experiencing stress or burnout in their workplace, helping to create a better work-life balance and supporting relationships between couples.

Dr. Kodess implements an integrative approach in her practice grounded in scientific research, focusing on mindfulness through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), internal family system approach (IFS), and systemic family therapy. Having been trained in both Europe and the United States, Dr. Kodess combines the best from both worlds to help her clients get fast and sustainable results.

Message to clients

Are you tired of fights with yourself and your close ones? Do you feel anxious, drained, and defeated? I believe it is possible to overcome your struggles to create a more balanced self. You deserve to be happy with your personal life, your productivity, your relationships, and your body.

I can understand if your heart feels heavy. Many people want to feel connected and at ease with their homes and work, but many people struggle with relationships in these spaces. I can help people who have to act strong and who are holding it together no matter what. When it comes to the point where changes are inevitable, let's work together to create GOOD changes in your relationships and your life!

I am a compassionate and goal-oriented therapist and would be proud to work together to find a process that really works for you! I can help you to feel good about yourself and your life projects. I look forward to working with you as you become a more satisfied person!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Your Wave Counseling LLC, Psychologist, Life coach


English, Russian


Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Burnout - Managing state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Right now, I am happy to offer relationship coaching for non-Colorado residents. Psychotherapy is available for CO residents only. Please send me a message to learn more!


Polina Kodess is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Initial session:$300 (90min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$100 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed