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Jae Porter

Jae Porter, a woman with a heart for people, enjoys the company of people from all walks of life, lifestyles, races, and beliefs. Growing up as the youngest daughter of a U.S. Marine, she spent her formative years in Japan, and other asian countries, experiencing life outside of the western world and western thought. She was immersed in various cultures, foods, languages, orientations and religions.
With the increase of broken relationships, emotional pain and lack of support among the young people, Jae recognizes the necessity of a listening ear and informed guidance from a trusted professional. Her desire is to be a non-judgmental instrument of grace and transformation to all that she is privileged to encounter.
Jae has been a therapist for five years and specializes in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions such as divorce, grief, and foster care. Jae is passionate about what she does and it shows in her work with each individual client.

I live by the philosophy that everyone on this earth plays a vital part in the success and failures of their community, and I prefer to play on the side of success. Analyzing and learning functions of relationships has always been a great passion of mine. I believe relationships are the driving force behind our existence. It isn’t money, power, or wealth that makes or breaks a person, but the encounters they have had with others that develop their personality. In my years of working as a Social Worker in both mental health and healthcare settings, I see the importance of having clear knowledge and expertise in understanding the role mental and sexual health play in individual identity. My goal is to help empower relationships and individuals.

My therapeutic style is client-centered and integrative. I approach every client as a distinctive system requiring unique and personalized modalities of care. I work within the best of my abilities to meet each client from their personal lens of the world, and actively collaborate with the client and their resources to best develop their treatment plan. I actively use strengths-based techniques when working with clients, and include cognitive-based theory, mindfulness techniques, systems theory, and grieving models to help clients explore techniques that work best for their unique circumstances. I also include a spiritual and personal development component in treatment plans if requested. Previously, I have worked as an Academic Advisor at The University of Southern California, and I am willing to assist with providing academic and career counseling in therapeutic sessions if desired by clients.

  • Interdisciplinary Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology

    Austin Peay State University
    Minor in Social Work
  • Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Liberty University
  • Counselor Education and Supervision

    Argosy University
    Doctoral classes and advanced counseling
  • Individual, couples, family therapy

    Specialty
    Depression, anxiety and life transitions
  • Trauma/Crisrs Therapy

    Specialty
    Suicide, physical and sexual abuse, and separation through divorce and foster care
  • Child Therapy

    Speciality
    Adolescents and children through art, play, and story telling
  • Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar)

  • Divorce

  • Parenting Skills

  • Anger Management

  • Self-esteem and Attachment Challenges

  • Peer Pressure and Academic Problems

  • Relationships

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