Ann-Michele Corbi Potvin - MA, LPC, BC-DMT

Ann-Michele Corbi Potvin is a licensed professional counselor, board certified dance/movement psychotherapist, certified movement analyst, and registered yoga teacher who has held a variety of positions in the mental health field over the past twelve years. Through her work in inpatient psychiatric facilities, home- and school-based therapy services, and trauma recovery programs for survivors and witnesses of domestic violence, Ann-Michele has had the honor of observing the resilience of the human heart and spirit.

Ann-Michele takes a humanistic approach to therapy and strongly believes, that as individuals, we make meaning out of the events and circumstances of our lives; we are capable of engaging our creativity and its healing processes. She recognizes that there are times in life when we need support to pause, find stillness, and listen to our inner wisdom. In therapy sessions, Ann-Michele serves as a guide and support, encouraging you to maintain or regain ownership of your own life narrative. Ann-Michele’s approach is also contemplative, relational, and existential, and she often utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to support your progress toward decreased struggle and a life increasingly aligned with your values.

Depending on your desired areas of focus and particular concerns, Ann-Michele may utilize both traditional verbal psychotherapy and body-centered, movement techniques. Often these two approaches are woven together organically as particular needs arise in the moment. At other times, taking an in depth look at your personal movement patterns—what they communicate to others around you, what they express of your unspoken mental and emotional focus, and the feedback they give to your mind and spirit—can contribute significantly to your path toward increased wellness. According to the American Dance Therapy Association, dance/movement psychotherapy is focused on movement behavior that arises within the therapeutic relationship and is defined as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” (https://adta.org/faqs/)

Ann-Michele’s work focuses on issues of anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma recovery. Additionally, she provides support for perinatal mental health, caregiver-child bonding, and the psychological aspects of living with chronic pain.

In addition to counseling sessions, Ann-Michele has appointments available for private yoga sessions, private prenatal yoga sessions, and movement analysis and repatterning sessions to support overall wellbeing. If you would like to learn more about these services, Ann-Michele would be happy to answer your questions via phone call or email.

Insurances accepted:

  • Highmark
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • UPMC
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Cigna
  • Fees negotiable based upon a sliding scale.

Personal email: amcpotvin.lpc@gmail.com