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Joe Potaczek

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety - Depression-Young Professionals Concerns and Stressors-Men's concerns and mental health-Medical professionals' mental health- Work stress-
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Professional statement

Dr. Potaczek is a native Chicagoan. He came to psychology after a previous executive management career and then completed his Psy.D. (doctor of psychology) at Adler University in Chicago. His perspective and experience reaches out to supporting the needs of individuals undergoing various concerns, stressors and transitions.

Working from a positive psychology framework, Dr. Potaczek engages clients in a friendly and conversational manner in developing strategies and better insight into sources of anxiety, depression, OCD, uncontrollable worry, overwork and ADHD concerns.

Dr. Potaczek also focuses on needs of young and emerging adults establishing professional identity and establishing work and career focus. Dr. Potaczek also focuses on concerns clients have with dating, relationships and attachment and/or anxiety concerns connected to establishing loving relationships and engagement with others.

Dr. Potaczek also provides treatment for early career professional stress, depression and anxiety. He also specializes in the concerns of graduate students, law and medical students and medical residents, balancing rigors of training with self-care, family and relationships. Dr. Potaczek also works with individuals in medicine, the medical professions, law, finance and tech in addressing the stressors of these professions.

During initial meeting and evaluation, Dr. Potaczek will work collaboratively with you to identify your primary concerns and problems you are experiencing. Dr. Potaczek will also explore your personal strengths. His approach is practical and solution oriented in working with his clients to understand any negative patterns that may be inhibiting patient individual growth and works with his clients toward the reduction of stress and emotional pain. Increasing your self-awareness and helping discover ways to change patterns leads to healing and a more fulfilling life.

Message to clients

People are able to make positive changes in their lives. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed or anxious? Does it feel that no matter what you have tried, nothing changes? I help clients in positively addressing unhelpful patterns and to become unstuck from negative emotions and life situations.

Are you constantly feeling defeated, afraid, unfulfilled or ineffective at work or school? Do work, love or social relationships not work out or are non existent? Are you battling professional or career stress/overwork? I provide support to help you make sense of the ambiguity, confusion and stress in life you may experience.

I specialize in working with issues including: professional and career stress, loneliness, and relationship issues. Men's Issues, Adult ADHD, life transitions, and immigration stress. I also provide support for health status changes including cancer, chronic asthma, diabetes, sleep concerns. Phone me today for a no cost 20 minute phone consultation.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Joseph G Potaczek, Psy.D. , Clinical Psychologist

Cook County JTDC, Post Doctoral Fellow, 2017
Adler School of Professional Psychology , Doctor of Psychology Psy.D. , 2016
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice , Doctoral Internship, 2016
Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Services , Doctoral Practicum, 2015
Haymarket Center - Alcohol and Substance , Doctoral Practicum , 2014
Associates in Behavioral Science , Doctoral Practicum , 2013
Holy Cross Hospital - Emergency Room , Doctoral Practicum , 2013


Illinois: 071.009763 - Florida: Psypact 16569 - Washington DC: Psypact 16569




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Young Professionals Concerns and Stressors - Concerns about establishing a career, dating and commitment, understanding family of origin and how these impact current decisions. Values clarification and discernment.

Men's concerns and mental health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a phone consultation to discuss your needs and how I can be of help to you.


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (55min)
  • Initial session:$230 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Had a great initial call with Joe. He asked thought provoking questions and was able to hone in on the issues I want to work on in a effective and efficient manner. Based on our initial call, I am looking forward to working with him and making measurable progress on issues that are causing me distress."
- Zencare client March 2023

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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