Judith Potts, M.A,

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  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Coach
  • 6115 SE 40th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97202
  • Phone: 503-358-3121
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  • Session Fees: $75 to $120 for individuals and couples, monthly rates by arrangement, free 30-min. intro session available
  • www.judithpotts.com
  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam


  How can you benefit from working with me?

  • I have over 30 years of training and experience as both a Counselor and Coach, thus I have many tools available to address a wide range of issues. No two people (or relationships) are alike, so the approaches we use will be creative and unique to you.
  • I see us as a team - I may be the "expert" in my field, but you are definitely the expert on you! Our success depends on your input as well as mine.
  • We will work together to create a program that focuses on your specific needs. We will check in frequently about how your program is helping you and make changes as needed. And please tell me when something is not working for you: I don't take it personally! There are many different ways to reach the same goal. We will find the path that works best for you.
  • Your time and resources are valuable. I will help you get the most out of each session, as well as give you assignments between sessions (if you wish) to maximize your learning and progress.
  • We will go at your pace - there is never pressure or judgment about your choices. It is important that you feel safe with me at all times.
  • I will respect but also challenge your comfort zone - that is why you're seeking help. I will make suggestions. You are free to follow them or not.
  • I will provide you with skills and tools you can use throughout your lifetime.
  • My approach is developmental: that is, it will change as you grow through the therapy/coaching process.
  • I am available to meet in person as well as by phone, on Skype, and via email. You can contact me between sessions by email or phone with questions, thoughts, ideas.
  • I provide accountability to support you in making the changes you desire.

 

I can help you:

  • Express your private thoughts, feelings, fears, longings and needs in a safe, confidential, and completely non-judgmental setting
  • Find clarity and balance in your life
  • Improve your physical and emotional health
  • Re-align your priorities, explore new options, set and achieve goals
  • Enhance your self-esteem, self-acceptance and confidence
  • Better understand yourself and other people
  • Develop and improve your relationships
  • Break old patterns and replace unhealthy coping mechanisms that no longer serve you
  • Stop tolerating stress, avoidance, and anxiety
  • Make changes - big or small

 

What are my specialties? 

I enjoy working with a broad range of people. My clients come to me with a variety of issues and concerns. Some of these include:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Life transitions, coping with major life changes: starting college, graduating and entering the workforce, beginning or ending a relationship, becoming a parent, relocation, career change, empty nest, retirement
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Identity, self-esteem, self-improvement
  • Problems with food, body image, eating disorders
  • Unhealthy lifestyle, wanting to change but having difficulty doing so
  • Lack of motivation and organization, time management and procrastination
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship problems - in couples, families, social and work settings
  • Unplanned pregnancies and post-partum difficulties
  • Parenting and inter-generational family problems
  • General dissatisfaction, imbalance between work and home life, self and others
  • Desire to have a better life but unsure how to make this happen

Specific Services I offer:

  • Individual therapy for adults, older teens, college students
  • Relationship counseling for couples (married or not), adult family members, friends, co-workers and business partners
  • Personal coaching for individuals and relationships
  • Walk-while-we-talk therapy and coaching for anyone who wants to include a health and fitness component to their session
  • Assessment and treatment or referral for eating disorders
  • On-site consultation for workplace issues
  • Pregnancy and post-partum counseling, including unplanned pregnancy decision-making

Please contact me for a free 30-minute consultation to learn more about how counseling can help you feel better and improve the quality of your life. You can call or email at any time. I usually respond within one day. You can also view my website for additional information and links, www.judithpotts.com

Thank you for reading my bio. I look forward to talking with you soon!


Judith Potts Reaches

Portland OR