Dallas Therapy Collective
Anabel Potts, M.S.
Graduate Clinician, Supervised by Dr. Bethany Rothamel
Psychotherapy with adults (in person and online)
$75/50 minute session
Areas of Interest:
- Religious trauma
- Relationship or sexual trauma
- Bipolar disorder
- LGBTQ+ identity
- Marginalization due to cultural identities
- Identity exploration
- Life adjustments
- Family of origin issues
- Relationship and communication issues
Does this sound like you?
Life has turned into avoiding pain. Whether it be anxiety, stress, sadness, anger, or trauma, you spend your days distracting yourself and trying to drown out the thoughts. The more you push the feelings down, the more overwhelming they are when they occur. You find yourself going between numbness and spiraling into anxiety or hopelessness. With all of your energy going into keeping the intimidating emotions at bay, you’re left unable to fully experience life and happiness. You’ve started to feel distant from yourself, and you’re wondering how to feel whole again. Part of you wants to keep hiding from your own mind, but another part of you wants to make peace with yourself.
Can Therapy Help?
What would it be like to feel comfortable inside your mind? To stop the endless battle of trying to control your thoughts and feelings? To live an authentic and full life? It’s possible to overcome the fear. The first step is learning to be vulnerable and allow the feelings to be acknowledged and expressed. Through building trust and providing gentle guidance, I can help you begin to move from avoiding feelings into valued living.
How I can help…
I believe that therapy is first and foremost a collaborative process. You are the expert on yourself, and I will work to gain your trust and make you feel comfortable letting me learn about you. You are a whole and complex human being, and all parts of you, including your background, intersecting identities, things you love about yourself, and things you hate about yourself are welcome in the therapy room. I strive to provide a space where you feel safe exploring your identity and expressing your authentic self. I work from an acceptance framework, and I aim to help you gain self-acceptance.
All behaviors happen for a reason, and you are doing the best you can with the skills you have. Together, our job is to understand the root of your behaviors, whether or not they are helping you live the life you want to live, and learn new, more helpful strategies. While giving you space to process the difficult parts of your life, I will also challenge you to look inward and learn more about the person you want to be. Whether you come in with a clear idea of who you are and what you value, or you can no longer remember what matters to you, we will work together to help you understand and live according to your values.
When I’m not at work…
When I’m not seeing clients at DTC, attending classes, or helping to train new graduate students, you can find me cuddling my two guinea pigs, Pocket and Puddle, working on a new art project, or binge watching a good TV show.
Anabel holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology and is currently a fourth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of North Texas. She is practicing under the supervision of Dr. Bethany Rothamel at Dallas Therapy Collective and attends a practicum class associated with her training at DTC.