Potter Center For Development

Clinical Directors

Daniel M. Potter, MS, LCSW, BCD


Mr. Potter is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Fellow of the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work.  His psychotherapy, family therapy, forensic and consultation practice is located in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois.  He has over twenty years of clinical experience in hospital, group and private practice and specializes in forensics, behavioral problems in children and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in patients of all ages.

Mr. Potter is on staff at the Institute for Adolescent Development, and on the faculty of Loyola  University's Graduate Schools of Social Work.  He is President of Potter Center for Development, Managing Partner at Mayer-Potter Forensic Psychology, and Executive Director of the Midwest Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Center.  Mr. Potter served on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter for four years and received the organizations’ Leadership Award in 2009. He formerly served on the board of the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work and is the former Vice President of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work.  Mr. Potter consults to health plans, foundations and the federal government, as well.

Listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare from 1999-2002 and 2008-2009, Mr. Potter has lectured on many topics, including psychopathology (with foci on anxiety and behavioral disorders), crisis, anger and stress management, ethnicity, veteran reintegration, and forensics.  Additionally, he has written on a variety of subjects, such as addictions, eating disorders, depression, suicide, as well as veteran’s issues. Mr, Potter, is currently writing a book on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Mr. Potter spent six months in post-graduate training in behavioral psychology and three and a half years in a psychotherapy/family therapy training group. He holds graduate degrees from New York University in both Clinical Social Work and Health Care Management, and interned at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Mr. Potter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology-with multiple honors-and was certified in criminology, at Rutgers University.

email:  DMP@Potter-Center.net