Gregory  Potts

Gregory Potts

Master of Social Work, MSW Masters in Divinity, MDiv Master of Arts, MA
Illinois Accepting Online
I'm only offering video-based sessions at this time.
Updated October 28, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Gregory Potts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago. He works with individuals and couples, including those at all phases of adulthood from young adults through older adults, recognizing that each phase of life comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. He has extensive experience working with older individuals, who may be navigating loss, health challenges, new disabilities, and/or retirement.

Gregory is sex-positive and has special experience and training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, as well as those who are exploring their sexuality or gender identity. He also has expertise in spirituality and religion and welcomes clients who have had positive and/or negative experiences in this area.

Gregory has training in The Gottman Method and utilizes this when working with couples. His goal is to help couples improve their communication and reconnect with one another.  When working with both couples and individuals, he takes a person-centered approach and meets his clients where they are. He utilizes a combination of behavioral and insight-oriented therapies to help his clients reframe past experiences and gain a better understanding of how these experiences have shaped who they are today while also teaching them new coping strategies.

Gregory is compassionate and supports his clients along their unique journey towards healing. Prior to becoming a therapist, he was a journalist and received his MDiv from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Gregory also has experience working with mental health centers and agencies, and has worked with both the HIV+ community and older adults.


Message to clients

You may come to therapy because you are feeling depressed or anxious. You may not even be able to identify at first exactly what you are looking for other than a nagging feeling that you aren’t living the life you want. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice the thoughts, feelings, and memories that you carry around with you, and that you may never have had the chance to speak aloud. I respond to you with respect and compassion and help you to become kinder and more compassionate toward yourself. I invite you to reflect on your sources of meaning and purpose, whether they include organized religion, spirituality, or a personal philosophy of life. Giving voice to your authentic self requires courage, but it can create an opportunity for healing, change and growth. I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Gregory is also in-network with Illinicare/AmBetter insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am to 7 pm
  • Tue 8 am to 7 pm
  • Wed 8 am to 7 pm
  • Thu 8 am to 7 pm
  • Fri 8 am to 7 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, M.A., 2008
Chicago Theological Seminary, M.Div., 2006


Languages

English