Gregory Potts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Winnetka, IL and the Old Town neighborhood 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. He has experience working with mental health centers and agencies, where he worked with both the HIV+ community and older adults. His Old Town office is accessible via the Brown and Purple lines at Sedgwick while his Winnetka office is located near the Winnetka Metra stop. He is part of SamaraCare Counseling, a group practice dedicated to helping clients find clarity, understanding, and acceptance.