Sue Diamond Potts

Sue Diamond Potts, M.A., R.C.C., is a psychotherapist working in Vancouver, British Columbia with over 25 years in the field. She is the Founder & Director of the Good Life Therapy Centre which focuses on helping couples and individuals create loving relationships in the aftermath of addiction and trauma. Sue began her career working with adult children of alcoholics, focusing on healing developmental trauma and grieving the loss of an unlived childhood. She went on to study and teach somatic approaches to working with trauma. As a Certified Bader-Pearson Developmental Couples Therapist she has been leading trainings in this model to therapists locally and internationally.

Sue’s passion for helping others arises from her experience as the child of two immigrant parents who lived through WWII in Nazi Germany. Her Master’s thesis in Counseling Psychology focused on the trans-generational effects of war trauma on second generation children, who unconsciously carry their parents’ wounds. She drew parallels with the genocidal practices perpetrated on First Nation communities in her published paper, “Native Child Welfare: The Devastation & Rebuilding of a Culture”. She worked in the infamous Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, providing support and treatment to the most street entrenched addicts.

As part of her training, Sue travels to India annually to practice and study a scientific kriyayoga meditation technique for attaining self-realization. She brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to her work and is compassionately committed to making a difference by inspiring others to overcome their difficulties and strive for happiness. Sue is currently working on her first book: “Addictions & Relationships: Rebuilding Love in Recovery”.

My Sessions

Workshop 13 – The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy

The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Advanced Experiential Workshop This workshop is designed for couple’s therapists who have trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. Increase your skills in effective confrontation and incisive resolution of intrapsychic conflicts. Bring some of your toughest challenges and join Ellyn Bader and Sue Diamond-Potts to strengthen your ability […]


Keynote 01 – A Conversation with Sue Diamond Potts

A Conversation with Sue Diamond Potts: 33 Years Specializing in Couples Therapy Sue Diamond Potts will interview Dr. Ellyn Bader about her 33 years specializing in couples therapy. They will discuss what it was like when she started and how the field has changed. They will especially focus on what Ellyn has learned from consulting to […]