can you benefit from working with
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
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
Enhance your self-esteem, self-acceptance and
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
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,
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
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
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 ReachesPortland OR