Kalynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes we are all students in the classroom of life. She received her MA in Counseling and her MBA from Oakland University. In her therapeutic space, Kalynn creates an atmosphere of genuineness, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. She approaches each session in a conversational way, believing that as we gain self-awareness about our thoughts and feeling, change will occur. Kalynn embraces the concept that we are all intrinsically created to reach our potential. Hence, her focus is on removing obstacles that block us from achieving growth and happiness. Kalynn also believes that we all possess an innate fear of being alone and not connected. As a student of A Course in Miracles, (ACIM), Kalynn enriches her theoretical approach with spirituality.
Her personal experience has taught her that through our own defeat, suffering, struggle, and loss we are given the opportunity to rise from the depths and use our gratitude, sensitivity and understanding of life, to offer compassion, gentleness and concern. After a decade in Human Resources for a fortune 100 company, and fifteen years as a stay-at-home mom, Kalynn returned to school because she knew she was not finished. She is passionate about her work and feels privileged to be part of another person’s journey.
Kalynn enjoys working with adults of all ages. She has in-depth experience with those struggling with substance abuse issues and addiction. As part of her commitment, she is a member of the Oakland County 52- 4 District Court Drug Team, Troy. She also works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, self-injury, grief/loss, and suicidal ideation. Her passion is strong in the area of relationship work; whether it be with couples, a family member/friend or self. Kalynn has additional hours of training through the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She believes her own personal fulfillment and growth is connected to her work. Witnessing an individual’s success brings her true joy; whether it be clarity in a relationship or freedom from an addiction.
In addition to her work, she has been involved in the community. Kalynn was on the Board of Director’s that founded Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW), acted as a first responder in Oklahoma after a horrific tornado, Co-chaired the Education Committee for the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, a Stephen minister for ten years, a Literacy Council volunteer and Crop Walk Co-Chair. Also, she is married to her high school sweetheart, has two amazing adult sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a gem of a golden retriever, named Remy.
What Kalynn’s Clients Say
“When a traumatic event erupted in my life I didn’t know where to turn, who to trust or what to believe. I called the crisis center because I didn’t know what to do and was afraid of hurting myself or someone else. I was referred to Kalynn Potter who listened to me and even saw me that day. From October of 2017 to the present she has helped me to think clearer, provided guidance, prayers and reassurance that has helped me get my life back in balance. The opportunity to share my story with someone who is not judgmental and stimulates my mind to carefully consider my thoughts while being completely honest is a blessing.”
“Kalynn has been an inspiration and major part of my sobriety. I have seen substantial changes as a person and ways of dealing with situations that life brings on a daily basis. Since becoming sober, Kalynn has worked with me and I continue to see myself excel and feel stronger by the day. Her services have been a key to continuing a life long journey on the right path thanks to her!”
“So many words come to mind with regards to Kalynn… SO kind, spirited, thoughtful, connecting, soulful, and amazingly intuitive. Doing the work (Couples) Therapy requires is no easy task, and can be exceptionally challenging, but Kalynn always made me feel at ease and in a very safe space. Her authenticity of caring made me want to grow, and her amazing ability to navigate tough sessions with the right questions and insight, gave me the tools and strength to grow. She also, always, ALWAYS, went above and beyond standard expectations. She would never leave a session with me feeling discontent, and in every closing, would have me leave with some token of positivity – whether it be a book to share, or an inspiring poem to read. To this day, I feel grateful, blessed, like it was kismet, to have been connected in with Kalynn. She may not know, but her work and the inspiration she has given over the time I spent with her, is with me every day!”
“Kalynn was there for me when I needed her the most and she even came in on her day off to see me. She always goes above and beyond for me and I appreciate her so much. She is so comforting and I am so happy God has brought her into my life. She really has helped me become the best version of myself and I am constantly referring her to my family and friends.”
“She came into my life at a very low point. With her guidance, caring and loving way, she helped me grow in all aspects…marriage, family and friendships. She continues to help me become the strong woman I want to be! Kalynn is my soulmate!”