Judith Potts, M.A. Washington  Lic. Counselor & Coach - SE Portland     JudithPottsMA@judithpotts.com    503-358-3121
As a skilled professional, I can help you:
  • Express yourself in a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment
  • Talk about uncomfortable thoughts, emotions and private concerns
  • Understand yourself and others better
  • Become less emotionally reactive
  • Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Manage change
  • Work through difficult problems
  • Adjust to new circumstances
  • Learn healthier behaviors and responses
  • Become a better parent
  • Enhance relationships
  • Improve communication with family members, friends, co-workers
  • Deal with crises
  • Learn beneficial coping strategies
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase physical and emotional well-being
  • Develop goals and a future vision
  • Stay accountable to your goals
  • Make big life changes
  • Work toward being in charge of your own life!

For more information on how you can benefit from counseling and coaching, call or email to set up a free, half-hour introductory session
I will keep everything we discuss during our sessions completely confidential, whether we meet in person, by phone or email. The only exceptions to this are:
  • If you give me written permission to talk about your treatment to someone else (e.g., a doctor, former therapist or family member)
  • If you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else - as mandated by State of Oregon law
  • If someone is hurting you
If you ever have concerns about confidentiality or other related issues, please speak to me about them right away.
Here are some comments from clients who have worked with me in the past (names withheld for confidentiality):
"You helped me get so far. Without your help, Judy, I wouldn't be alive today."
"I've always had a fear of exposing things about myself. It took many sessions before I let Judy see the real me, but there wasn't one time that I felt judged.  She was empathic and was there for me. Thanks, Judy, you are a gift from God."

"I learned that each of us has the power to make great changes as long as we never give up trying. Thank you for never giving up on me and for all the love and support you have shown me these last few years."

"Judy Potts helped me to deal with some very painful issues that had bothered me for a long time. I feel like I can really live my life now."
"Thanks to you, Judy, I have a bright future and a healthy life ahead of me."

"Working with Judith Potts had a major impact on my life. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and saw many therapists. This is the first time treatment has made a difference."
"When I started counseling with Judith, I had 60+ years of terrible feelings stored up inside of me. Now, for the first time in my life, I feel free of those burdens and can live each day with a more positive outlook."
"I am a person who came in contact with Judy with issues and damage too deep to say. Despite all of these, she has worked with me even in the darkest times. It was natural, real, and caring. Though growth and maintenance is a lifelong process, I now welcome the future, thanks to her devoted teamwork."

"I just wanted to let you know that my partner and I are doing great and recently moved in together. We're doing really well with our communication and I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for us."

"I feel like I'm a much better parent now. Even though my child is still a challenge, I am more patient and less reactive to him, and I thank you for your help with this."
COORDINATION OF CARE:  If you are taking medication or are under a doctor or other professional's care, it will enhance your treatment if I can speak with other practitioners who are helping you. Research shows that, for some conditions, a combination of care modalities is more effective. For example, medication is helpful for some cases of depression or anxiety, but combined with counseling, the benefits are greatly increased. Similarly, the positive effects of counseling can be augmented with the addition of regular exercise.  I can better serve you if I understand the treatment plans being implemented by other practitioners who work with you. 
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