Emily Potts

MACP, pre-licensed RCC

Emily Potts

Emily Potts is accepting new clients.

Emily (she/her) believes that our mental, physical, and emotional well-being is connected to the systems in which we operate. With a background in climate science and environmental studies, she draws inspiration from the relationship we have with the outdoors and recognizes the interconnectedness we have as humans to the natural world. This passion for mental health and the environment has contributed to Emily’s interest in supporting individuals who are struggling with the emotional toll that environmental challenges have on individuals and communities. Her personal experience with climate anxiety cultivated her ability to empathize deeply with her clients’ concerns and fears related to climate change, sustainability, and the well-being of our planet. Emily believes that acknowledging and validating these emotions is crucial in creating a safe and nurturing space for her clients to explore their feelings and find resilience. 

Emily’s extensive background in outdoor guiding has allowed her to foster trust and create meaningful connections with people from all backgrounds. In addition, she has found that the most rewarding moments occur when someone accomplishes something they didn’t think was possible – whether that be physical or mental – and finds a great deal of joy in encouraging individuals to tap into their own potential. Trained in leadership and facilitation, Emily has also spent the last two years mentoring individuals as they embark on the new stages of their outdoor guiding careers. Her mentorship is rooted in a genuine desire to support the unique needs of each individual while offering empathic and supportive coaching to empower their career development.

Emily’s approach originates from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and curiosity-based framework. She works to tailor her approach to the unique needs of each individual and believes in a collaborative approach to care. Her aim is to empower her clients to navigate their emotions and make informed decisions that align with their values. Emily is also committed to continually learning how to provide affirmative care to marginalized communities and prioritizes the power of the therapeutic relationship and safety within the therapeutic environment.

In her free time, Emily can be found exploring local trails up in the mountains on her skis, feet or bike and loves all things movement. She also loves cooking for people, writing, and storytelling. 

Emily’s consent form can be found here.


What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?

My experience in guiding has and outdoor leadership has taught me the importance of creative thinking and understanding human emotion through a system theory perspective. I recognize that there isn’t one way of doing things and that often what we need is someone to sit with us while we think up unique answers for our unique experiences.

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

My favourite thing about working closely with people is getting to help make their days a little brighter. I love learning about people’s stories and discovering what makes them uniquely themselves.

What have you learned from your work?

I have learned through my work that a good sense of humour can often get us through difficult moments in life.

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