Greg Potter & Associates Counseling Services - Raising the Level of Personal Performance
714 Poyntz Avenue, Suite A • Manhattan, Kansas 66502
It is with sadness we announce we are closing our doors as of May 1, 2009. This decision was very difficult to make. Our practice is closing due to the lack of economic viability in today's economy.
Our website will announce the business information of our counselors, Jon Sward, Ph.D. and Kristen Ramirez, LPC when they relocate. We have appreciated the opportunity to help people in our community for over 25 years and wish to thank you for the trust and confidence you have given us.
Greg Potter, Ph.D. — Founder
Greg Potter, Ph.D. and Associates was founded by Dr. Greg Potter in 1981. Dr. Potter was a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to the well being of his clients. He passed away May 11, 2008 following a hard fought battle with esophageal cancer. His practice remains committed to providing comprehensive mental health services.
Jon Sward, Ph.D., LCPC — Clinic Director
Dr. Jon Sward is a dedicated mental health counseling professional with over 40 years of diverse experience. He has spent more than 20 years in private practice and has taught psychology and counseling. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling at Emporia State University as well as our Clinical Director and Counseling Therapist.
He received his B.S. degree in Psychology from Sterling College and obtained his M.A. degree from Michigan State University in Rehabilitation Counseling. In addition, he received a J.D. degree from Washburn Law School in 1983. Two years later, Dr. Sward earned his Ph.D. in Community Counseling at Kansas State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, AAPS Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Diplomat of National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and practitioner of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Currently, Dr. Sward is the President of the Kansas Association of Counselors Educators.
Among other issues, Dr. Sward treats stress, anxiety, mood problems and relationship problems. Utilizing hypnotherapy enhances and benefits the counseling process. Use of hypnotherapy includes, but is not limited to, pain control, concentration and memory improvement, and habit control such as smoking cessation and weight loss.
Kristen Monét Ramírez, M.Coun., NCC, LSW
Mrs. Ramirez received her master's degree in counseling from Idaho State University, specializing in marital, couple and family counseling. Her undergraduate background is in social work and sociology. She is accomplished in individual (child and adult) counseling, play therapy, group counseling, family counseling and couple/marital counseling.
Mr. Ramírez is very passionate in her work. Topics of concern to her clients covered in counseling sessions include abuse, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, stress symptoms, grief and loss, anger, self worth struggles and relationship issues. Her passion is to help others find meaning, discover the power of choice and guide personal awareness and discovery.
Kathi Becker, Office Manager
Kathi brings over 25 years of professional experience to our practice. She is responsible for the functioning of our organization and co-ordinates and maintains business relations. She is skilled in billing and insurance matters and will always make you feel comfortable in our office. Please call her for assistance in scheduling, billing, insurance and other administrative matters.