John L Potash, LCSW-C

Preferred Name: John

About Me

I started work doing individual and group counseling in 1989. I added EMDR to my counseling approach in 2015. I've had extensive experience treating mood disorders, trauma issues, anxiety-related issues, along with issues related to addictions. I primarily work with adults, but also have worked with teens. Besides working with individuals, I've also done much couples counseling.

Education & Experience

I graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Swarthmore College in 1987 and received my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1998. I started work in addictions in 1989 and started working more with mental health issues in general when I worked in New York City while attending Columbia part-time in the mid-1990s. I then moved back to my hometown of Baltimore in 2007. I've attended numerous conferences and trainings over the years, particularly in EMDR since 2015.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale