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.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Gregory is also in-network with Illinicare/AmBetter insurance.
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, M.A., 2008
Chicago Theological Seminary, M.Div., 2006