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Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
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Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605
Let's Connect (312) 634-6684
Spencer is a double board certified psychotherapist, trained in organizational psychology, and author of Principles of Performance and control. He is experienced in treating individuals experiencing complex anxiety. He specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobia/Agoraphobia, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He utilizes treatment approaches such as (I)CBT and ERP. He includes a focus on ERP and offers in-person exposure work for clients experiencing strong levels of anxiety responses. He is co-founder of Midsommer Psychotherapy. Website: MidsommerPsychotherapy.com.
In addition to his work utilizing CBT and ERP, Spencer aims to help each client truly understand their symptoms and how to progress. The focus on psycho-education allows clients to feel empowered to manage the responses that they're experiencing. He has an open-ended and direct approach. He focuses on working with select clients to provide personalized care.
Spencer also provides prolonged ERP (half-day and full-day) for clients hoping to receive high-quality concentrated care. This is effective for clients with OCD, Phobia, Agoraphobia, GAD, and BFRB. Spencer invests fully in every client he is able to work with.
Call or Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist now for a free 15 minute consultation - (312) 634-6684

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 634-6684
I specialize in Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias and Anxiety 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (312) 634-6684

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 634-6684
I specialize in Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias and Anxiety 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 178.017499 Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
  • Degree/Diploma from Organizational Psychologist
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Double board certified psychotherapist offering specialized treatment for complex anxiety.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
"
Double board certified psychotherapist offering specialized treatment for complex anxiety.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • BFRB
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Phobia's, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide in-person intensives for those wanting to accelerate treatment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
"
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Phobia's, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide in-person intensives for those wanting to accelerate treatment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

5 Endorsements

Christiana Romano
Christiana Romano
Licensed Professional CounselorMALPC
I have known Spencer personally and professionally for the last 4+ years. He is an extremely valuable psychotherapist and business owner. He is exceptionally knowledgable in his field and I would highly recommend working with him!
Rachel Berg
Rachel Berg
CounselorLCPCCADC
I highly recommend Spencer Potesta for clients who would benefit from treatment for complex anxiety disorders. Spencer is warm, compassionate, and highly skilled at what he does!
Nicole Ness
Nicole Ness
CounselorLCPCCSTPMH-C
Spencer providers effective and specialized therapeutic support for individuals struggling with phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and complex anxiety. He's direct, collaborative, and committed in supporting his clients.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Logotherapy
  • Prolonged ERP
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 634-6684

Nearby Areas

Call for a free consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 634-6684
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024