Dennis Pottenger, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

About The Teacher

Couples Therapy
Conflict in an intimate relationship often involves protecting underlying vulnerability.  In a couples setting I work to help each partner feel respectfully heard by the other, reducing emotional reactivity and increasing empathy and understanding.  Couples therapy can include inner child work, which involves healing unresolved wounds that are creating unwanted barriers to the connection we want with our partner and with ourselves.Cultivating Creativity
For me therapy is often about unlocking the authentic self -- that unseen space within where our creativity comes from.  Through sandplay, expressive arts, and a variety of experiential practices, I have had the opportunity to apply therapeutic skills to accessing creativity and helping people of all ages and all walks of life identify and move through the issues that block the flow of ideas.Depth Typology:  The Singer-Loomis Inventory
This 45-minute questionnaire can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses.  The Singer-Loomis can help you maximize individual potential, foster better relationships, elevate teamwork, and defuse conflict.Wilderness Therapy
Wilderness therapy provides a supported opportunity to discern the difference between perceived and real limits, moving through fear and self-judgment into self-respect and self-care rooted in the on-the-ground experience of self-acceptance, compassion and self-worth.  In the outer challenges we encounter, we find ourselves moved and supported by that which is indestructible and authentic in us.  In wilderness practices, drawing on my therapeutic skills and training in shamanism and wilderness rites of passage, I hold a safe and supportive space for the process of personal growth and have been witness to transformations in
myself and in others at every level  -- mind, heart, soul, and body.

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