Dr. Natalia Potapova is a Licensed Psychologist providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment for adults at the Natalis Energy Park location both in person and via telehealth. Dr. Potapova believes in building a life worth living and practicing mental flexibility. It is important for her to meet her clients where they are and build insight, learn new skills, manage emotions, and or heal and grow through difficult experiences.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Potapova enjoys dancing, playing piano, drawing, painting, making costumes, cooking, and playing board games and video games. Dr. Potapova also enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, bouldering and rock climbing, and kayaking, and exploring geographically unique national parks (e.g., canyons, volcano calderas).
Therapeutic Orientation: Dr. Potapova uses an integrated therapeutic approach influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also has much experience working with clients with trauma, variety of health concerns (e.g., weight loss, improving heart health) and medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, diabetes, kidney disease, migraines, high blood pressure, traumatic brain injury (TBI)), as well as Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD) and executive dysfunction (i.e., difficulties with attention, memorization, motivation, planning, and emotion regulation).
Education & Professional Activities
Dr. Potapova has completed her APA-accredited Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral work at Hennepin Healthcare, where she also worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, providing care for adult clients with complex trauma, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), medical and cognitive conditions, and socio-economic and racial adversity. She also has completed her clinical trainings in therapy at a variety of clinics in Washington and Idaho, providing care for college students, community members, and local tribal communities. Dr. Potapova completed her Master of Science degree and APA-accredited Doctor of Philosophy degree from Washington State University; and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Washington.
Dr. Potapova is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA).
Dr. Potapova sees clients at the Energy Park location.
Areas of Practice
Individual therapy for adults struggling with mental health (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Trauma, Executive Dysfunction, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Adjustment & Grief) and mental health related to health and medical concerns, including chronic pain, medical conditions, and traumatic brain injury.
Group therapy: (1) Skills group for adults struggling with managing chronic pain and related chronic medical conditions, and (2) educational group for adults with ADHD and executive functioning skills deficits.
Psychological Evaluations for: ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning skill deficits, and personality assessments.