David Potts

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) therapist licensed in Southwest Florida with over 9 years of experience working as a psychocounselor with individuals, and young adults/teens (ages 12-19). I have worked with teens who have experienced depression, anxiety and grief-loss. I have also worked in outpatient and co-ed residential settings specializing in teens who have experienced abandonment, loss of family, parents and/or home. Some of these teens also had a history of physical trauma, sexual or emotional abuse, and alcohol/substance addiction and abuse. Populations of teen clients have also included foster teens and adopted teens involved in division of juvenile justice.

My counseling style is open and engaging, and I approach all my clients with commitment and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapies. I will adjust my approaches and treatment plan to follow your individual needs and to meet your goals.

I am glad that you are taking this first step in seeking positive change. I am here to encourage and support you in your therapeutic journey.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW13643 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.I. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Really awesome and caring. Feels like a genuine friend

Written by K.R. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

David has helped me teen counseling confidence and assert boundaries according to my values. He’s an excellent counsellor!

Written by J.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

David has given me confidence in therapy that I lost years ago after trying time and time again and just not getting what I needed. I feel like he really cares and really wants to help. I'm a little unique, and without getting into too much detail he calms my usual autism symptoms when dealing with new people just by his calming presence. He's brilliant and I feel like I might get somewhere with his help.

Written by K.H. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s very kind and listens and understands what you are saying he try’s to find a solution for you that will work with your needs

Written by A.Y. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Excellent counselor, felt non-judgemental and listened to me carefully and provided good conversational advice. I really felt a difference after 4 sessions and i'm grateful

Written by S.C. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

David has been extremely helpful in helping me find ways to combat my anxiety, depression and gain confidence again. He offers very productive ways to gain insight into behaviours and analyse situations to help grasp clarity regarding the issues I brought to him. He is very attentive and a great listener, with insight from David and the worksheets to serve as a hands on way to help the situations I am positive about the future again.

Written by B.R. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 months

He is a wonderful counselor. He is patient, kind, compassionate, and truly makes himself available.

Written by A.L. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I haven’t worked long with David but I really appreciate him and his methods. In the small amount of time we’ve been working together I’ve felt a little better and am excited to continue working with him. He’s patient and understanding and knows how to help me

Written by A.L. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

David and I have only had two sessions so far but I feel we connected well. He's been great at listening to my concerns and he's already helped me change how I tackle issues. I look forward to continuing our conversations and solving problems together.

Written by Z.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

The counselor is very kind & helpful, he is supporting with the appropriate tools to heal, & take you step by step through the process!

Written by H.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

David has been really kind and understanding during my sessions with him. He offers non judgemental advice, and has been really good at helping me work through some of things I'm going through slowly but surely. He has a lot of patience, and is easy to talk to.

Written by M.O. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

David really listens. He has really good insight into how I deal with things and I feel like he really understands me. He helps me think of situations in new ways to better combat the issues I’m dealing with

Written by K.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

David has been amazing! We've discussed a few of my many issues that bother me, and he's always very welcoming. We're working toward an on the phone session (I'm better behind a computer screen, not quite there yet but that's the goal). I love the worksheets he sends me and refer back to them when I'm feeling anxious. I would highly recommend David for anyone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse/addictions.

Written by S.T. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Talking with David feels like talking with an old mate. He is a good listener, but at times comes out with aphorisms that you can get on inspirational wall hangings. To his credit, he has made me see that I am much further along in my journey than where I thought I was.