JAMIE POTTER

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Licensing and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • National Certified Counselor

  • EMDR Trained

Education

  • Masters of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University

Professional Affiliations

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Fees and Insurance

  • Private pay

Contact Information

Jamie Potter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an EMDR trained practitioner. She attended Southern Methodist University for both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in the Science of Counseling. Jamie went on to be trained through EMDRIA in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Having worked in rape crisis, Jamie has experience working with survivors of sexual trauma as both an EMDR therapist and sexual assault advocate during forensic exams. Jamie has completed specialized training in EMDR, DBT, combat related PTSD, and family violence.  

 

Jamie works with her clients as a team to process trauma, attachment wounds, anxiety, distressing memories, and wounded parts of self. Her practice is in working with complex PTSD, sexual trauma, bullying, depression, anxiety, and dissociation. Life is hard, trauma can be exhausting, and she believes no one needs to face it alone. 

 

You may respond to situations in ways that are both surprising and frustrating. You might find that you have avoided emotional pain with behaviors such as numbing, dissociation, excessive sleeping, or disordered eating. There might be memories that make you angry, anxious, or sad and it’s so hard to find the words that fully explain them. Distressful or traumatic experiences can make you feel hypervigilant, feel unsafe, and no longer yourself. These are normal responses to hurtful experiences.

 

When we have unprocessed traumatic memories our brain might be actively working to avoid situations or feelings. All that avoidance takes a lot of energy! Through EMDR, talk therapy, and art therapy, you can learn the skills needed to sit in the discomfort, process through it, and begin to find a sense of calm again. Jamie fundamentally believes that trust is earned, and it’s only when trust is created between the client and herself that the client’s unique experiences can begin to be shared. 

 

A Dallas native, Jamie is also a ceramic artist who creates functional pottery for everyday use and strives to share that with the next generation of artists through volunteer teaching children’s classes. She loves to attend advanced EMDR trainings on the weekends or head to the local farmers market with her dogs.

treatment specialties 

  • Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Body image concerns

  • Couples

  • Depression

  • Dissociate Disorders

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Changes

  • Grief/Loss

  • Parenting

  • School Concerns

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma