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Patricia C. Potter, PhD

Dr. Trish Potter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 33 years of experience providing therapy and diagnostic services to children, adults and families. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioral techniques to address anxiety, depression, trauma and transitions with clients of all ages. She also uses play therapy with children and works with families on parenting, behavior modification, family dynamics and improving communication. She does diagnostic evaluations to clarify and direct treatment for all ages. She is passionate about the role of respect and compassion in family and therapeutic relationships.

Trish did her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University. She obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama, where she specialized in working with children in addition to the general clinical curriculum. She was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship. She did her clinical internship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center. She practiced in New Orleans from 1985 until 2005 when life was abruptly turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina. In 2006 she relocated with her family to Nashville, where she has practiced since 2007. She has consulted with numerous inpatient psychiatric facilities, school systems and clinics over the years.

When not at work Trish loves traveling, sailing and Pilates. Her two kids are grown and located in Maine and San Francisco. Her husband is an attorney and they enjoy time with Max, their 90 pound white retriever.