LPC • Victim Advocate Intake Counselor • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Anna Polovin joined the Office of Victim Assistance in August 2019. As a Licensed Professional Counselor she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Anna earned a B.A. in  psychology from Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. She returned to Colorado to earn her M.A. in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to working at OVA, Anna  worked as an Intensive Outpatient Therapist and Community Based Therapist, II at Mental Health Partners where she worked with diverse populations.  Anna has extensive experience providing individual counseling, working with families and facilitating psycho-educational and process led groups throughout the Denver Metro area and Boulder. She enjoys supporting individuals with their case management needs, problem solving and empowering individuals to navigate and utilize available resources within the Boulder and CU community.  Anna’s past work has included, but is not limited to, working with  individuals who have struggled with addiction, trauma, and or experienced homelessness. She has also worked as a Benefits Counselor where she connected individuals with State and Federal Benefit programs. Previously, Anna worked at CU Boulder for the Silver and Gold Record (this was the CU faculty newspaper) in 2005 and for the CU Foundation from 2010 to 2013. She is happy and excited to return to CU within a clinical role.

Anna believes in taking an empathetic, trauma-informed approach to support one’s goals and work towards the positive changes one may want to make in their life. Anna blends her clinical training when working with an individual to best meet their needs.  She often utilizes DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Anna is dedicated to providing education and advocacy while using an empathetic approach to create a safe, welcoming space for support.