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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.

Individuals may or may not have what is necessary within them to process their truama or make chamges in their lives. however, I do believe that through counseling, phycho education and support individuals can change the way that they think, feel, and live their lives.

I use a person-centered approach with mixed uses of cognitive and behavioral modalities, motivational interviewing and neuroprocesing. For children I use both directive and non-directive play, videos, books and games to help them process their world. I beleive that an integrative appraoch in the besy way to meet the needs of my 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

    Depression, anxiety and life transitions
  • Trauma/Crisrs Therapy

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

    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