Darica Potts is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut (UConn), with a Focused Area of Study in, Urban Issues in Social Work. Prior to graduating from UConn, Mrs. Potts earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Western Connecticut State University. Mrs. Potts has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, being treated for ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress management, extensive trauma, unaddressed substance abuse/dependency, and mental health issues and individuals exposed to or who have experienced sexual abuse. Mrs. Potts skill set includes work in the child protection service field and therapeutic individual and group therapy. Mrs. Potts has collaborated with community providers and systems such as the judicial court system, various school districts, and a multitude of community providers in the surrounding area.
Mrs. Potts utilizes a variety of clinical techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), holistic strength-based therapy, solution-focused treatment, and person-centered techniques to collaborate with clients to ensure they are appropriately navigating their treatment.
Mrs. Potts excels in relationship building, being culturally informed, meeting clients where they’re at, and validating, advocating, and supporting clients during their treatment process. These methods have proven to be successful and support and nurture a safe, therapeutic, setting in order for progress to occur, giving the opportunity for growth and healing to begin naturally.
“I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore I can engineer myself. I am me and I am okay”