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Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist
  • Stress Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University / MetroHealth Medical Center
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Integrated Behavioral Health Consortium of Indiana
Muncie, IN

Medical Education - Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Specialty Interests

Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, LGBTQ Health, Psychology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Dawn Potter, PsyD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/17/2024, Dr. Potter has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

Excellent doctor/clinician

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr. Potter is a wonderful therapist. After going over a year without seeing her, I reached out to her office and even though she was not taking on new clients as that is what I would be considered due to lapse in time since I last saw her, she took me back on as a client. She is compassionate, displays empathy and her willingness to meet me where I am at in my PSTD is so much appreciated. I will continue to see her and recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Potter is incredible, gentile, caring, supportive, validating, and intuitive.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Potter is extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Potter is the most effective doctor I have found. Very grateful for her.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Potter is always fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Potter is so good that her schedule is filled up fast, that's the only reason to mark "ability" question as a 4 and not a 5.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Potter is the best therapist I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Potter is very informative and kind whenever it comes to my care. She always asks for my input, furthering my care in every direction, which makes me feel listened to and heard.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I had a very positive experience with my provider. I will be calling to schedule a follow up and also join the groups that she has been leading.

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