Spencer Potesta

I am a double board certified therapist specializing in complex anxiety such as Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobia/Agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety.

I use a direct but empathetic approach to best motivate my clients for what their goals are in therapy. I believe therapy is best utilized when the client feels empowered throughout the process. To me, therapy is meant to be collaborative and challenging in order to see the results that you are looking for. I tailor treatment to the goals that are expressed and the potential of the client. I utilize skills from Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I come from a logo-therapeutic (existential) orientation that aims to empower the client to allow them to face whatever is before them. Utilizing my skills with my logo-therapeutic orientation allows for a productive and collaborative therapeutic experience.

Please reach out if I could assist you on your journey.

Specialties: Anxiety, OCD, BDD, Gender Identity

Phone: (773) 932-9597 ext. 701   Email: Spencer@chicagocounselingcenter.com