Children and Adolescents

Potter Counseling and Consulting provides in-person and online appointments out of Durham, NC

Is your child or adolescent struggling with Anxiety, Depression or ADHD? Are you concerned about your child’s Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors? There are many resources that can help reduce Anxiety, decrease symptoms of Depression, manage ADHD, as well as decrease Oppositional Behaviors and improve communication between Parents and Children.

Below are some treatments we use to address some of the following concerns:


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy significantly reduces Disruptive Behaviors in Children ages 2-7, as well as improving focus and concentration. For children 8 and older with ADD/ADHD, Behavior Management Programs such as those created by Russell Barkley Ph.D., and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are very useful.

Anxiety-Related Disorders:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be useful in reducing symptoms related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder, etc.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy have been shown to be useful in reducing a number of depressive symptoms.

Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors:

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy has been shown to significantly reduce Disruptive Behaviors in Children ages 2-7. The Incredible Years (IY) program helps to foster Development of Social and Emotional Skills, and reduce symptoms related to Conduct Disorder in children 4-8. Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and their children 0-17 who need skills to reduce family conflict and reduce risks of abuse or neglect.

Erik Potter is a Level 1 PCIT Trainer with PCIT International. Pocket PCIT Handbook: Useful resource for Parents participating in PCIT

Contact Us



Some Evening and Weekend appointments are available upon request with select therapists.

Office Hours


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM