Jessica Pottorff, MS, CADC
Jessica is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders from Grand Canyon University and is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and pursuing her LMHC. She graduated from Phoenix University with her Bachelor in Human Services Management.
Jessica's experience includes working with Medication Assisted Treatment, case management, and program development and management. She has experience running psychoeducational therapy groups with adults, and has worked with both residential and outpatient levels of care, including the creation and development of an Intensive Outpatient Program. She worked at House of Mercy as a Substance Abuse Counselor in the Residential facility and has extensive knowledge and experience working with the Department of Human Services as well as Probation and Parole. She has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and the Matrix Model.
Jessica is passionate about working through codependency issues, guilt and shame, and spiritual issues and allows God and Scripture to empower clients to see their potential and to find their identity in Christ. Jessica is authentic and builds rapport quickly with her clients by being personable, compassionate and Christ-centered. She has a passion to help people develop a deeper relationship with God as they pursue wholeness in all areas of their lives. Jessica is committed to being the hands and feet of Christ and an instrument of God's grace helping people through their challenges. Through her own life experiences she found Christ's redemptive power and chain breaking ability and because of her experience with her own Christian counselor, she seeks to provide exactly what she has found in her Savior; freedom from bondage.
Jessica is married with an adult son and in her free time she enjoys mixed media art, Bible Journaling, watching The History Channel and Netflix documentaries, home improvement projects and cooking with her husband.
"I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us." Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT)
Jessica sees clients at the Ankeny and West Des Moines offices, please call for an appointment:
227 NW School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 964-5003
West Des Moines Office
3737 Woodland Ave., Suite 430
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 225-4006
Specific Areas of Interest:
- Individual adults
- Adolescents over 15 yrs