Danielle Potokar, PhD, LP

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“Helping people find their strength, uncover what matters most to them, and make forward movement each day is what excites me most about providing patient care.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Potokar is a senior clinical psychologist. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2008, and trained as a scientist-practitioner. She obtained a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology – Behavioral Neuroscience from Bowling Green State University in 2003. Dr. Potokar completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, specializing in serious and persistent mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and geriatrics. Her post-doctoral training was also at Minneapolis VA Medical Center, focusing mainly on clinical research related to serious and persistent mental illness.

Dr. Potokar is a member of the core training staff, providing supervision for both interns and fellows. Dr. Potokar has expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, compassion-based therapies, interpersonal process and emotion-focused therapies.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Psychological Association
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science


  • Licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota


“My personal interests include spending time with my husband and two children, music, theater and the outdoors.”