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Rise from the Ashes.
Begin Your Journey to

With Rising Potential Counseling LCSW, PLLC


What Can We Do For You?

Review our practice areas below and hover for corresponding services.

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Depression / Anxiety

(Depression) - is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities.

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Family Relationships

A family relationship can be defined as any combination of filiation or conjugal relationships that join two people directly or through a third party. Conjugality is defined in this census as a de facto cohabitation, thus independent of the legal marital status situation.

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Identity Crisis

A personal psychosocial conflict, especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one's social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one's personality

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A deeply distressing experience or emotional shock following a stressful event or physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes lead to long-term neurosis. In general, trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing.

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Skill Building Groups

Advanced formation or reformation of professional and personal qualities, the mastery of new ways of solving professional problems and new methods of professional thinking, overcoming negative attitudes and the inhibitory influence of experience, changing the motivational and operational sphere of professional activity

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Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention is an immediate and short-term emergency response to mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral distress. Crisis interventions help restore an individual's equilibrium to their biopsychosocial functioning and minimize the potential for long-term trauma or distress.

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A. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (one's sexual or gender identity), intersex, and asexual/ aromantic/ agender 

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Personality Disorders

A deeply ingrained pattern of behavior of a specified kind that deviates markedly from the norms of generally accepted behavior, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, and causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society. 

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Substance Abuse

Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs. 


Luis Ramirez

Hi, I'm Luis Ramirez, LCSW, founder of Rising Potential Counseling, PLLC. I am a Licensed Therapist based in the Mohawk Valley, but I can work with clients throughout New York State. Having gone through my share of adversity, I understand how beneficial it can be to have support when trying to heal from traumatic experiences. Being a part of the healing process is what I enjoy the most about being a therapist. I have risen from the ashes and am qualified to help others rise from the ashes to realize their true potential.


Rising Potential Counseling LMSW, PLLC, allows me to engage in an array of therapy styles tailored to individual needs without the constraints of an office's guidelines.

​We  Have  Best  Team

Meet Our Specialists

Jordan M. Ramirez

Vice President

Jordan M. Ramirez, VP of Behavioral Health Services at Rising Potential Counseling, brings over nine years of dedicated service to individuals with disabilities and youth, inspiring positive change and advancing his expertise in the field.


Specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, fostering impactful social work relationships.

Jaime Knout



Offers empathetic therapy with diverse approaches for various mental health concerns and life challenges.

Elvisa Alikadic



A compassionate therapist specializing in innovative healing at Rising Potential Counseling.

Aliya Nichols



Specializing in child and family behavioral therapy at Rising Potential Counseling LCSW, PLLC.

Delana Clive



She serves as a full-time therapist, known for her compassion and adaptability.

Keyla Nadaveric


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What Our Clients Say

Words cannot express how grateful I am for having Luis as a therapist.

At the time Luis came into my life as my therapist, I was in a daily battle with myself, my family, and my life. I saw no way out of the depression. I decided to give therapy a try and fill out a form to be contacted. Less than 24 hours went by, and Luis set up appointments and got the ball rolling on my journey to recovery. My family was skeptical about therapy, but these last 7 months have tremendously changed us and our dynamic. Luis has guided me to find my own way out of the hole that I was living in, which seemed to be getting deeper by the hour. He has taught me many coping skills and explained things to me in ways that I understand. Our family has a ways to go, but we have each grown in this process of therapy. Even when dark days come our way, we are confident that we can get through it, coming out better than ever. Luis has a frank, engaging personality, making me feel very hopeful throughout therapy. In just 7 short months, I can now move forward from the past, confidently making each moment better than the last.



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Years of Experience


Certificates and awards

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Successesful Therapy


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Contact Us


By Appointment Only

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Tel: 315.520.0859

Tel: 315.864.3389

Fax: 315.922.7890

Our Location

320 Herkimer Road   Utica, NY, 13502


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