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Paula M Porterfield-Izzo

Paula M Porterfield-Izzo


30 years of experience

Are you trying to become the best version of yourself? Are you struggling with challenges in life and/or difficulties in a relationship? Or, are you struggling with grief, low self esteem, depression or anxiety? You are not meant to work it all out on your own, or carry all that weight on your shoulders. I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1994, who provides a professional voice of guidance. I specialize in, and enjoy, helping individuals, couples or families to navigate through the troubled waters of life. I have found much success counseling couples to improve communication and connection. I have much success in helping individuals to cope with difficult family, work, or personal relationships. I have successfully helped people to walk through loss and grief. I provide solution-oriented therapy. I teach relaxation and mindfulness exercises to people experiencing anxiety and cognitive behavioral techniques to people experiencing depression. For persons experiencing trauma, we will work together, giving a nod to the past, learning how it is impacting the present. My practice is open to all regardless of religious affiliation, race, ethnicity or disability. I offer conventional or Christian counseling in a supportive, respectful environment.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

You will have first spoken with me briefly, then filled out intake paperwork prior to our first appointment. When we first meet, we will discern your goals, and together we will come up with a treatment plan. Your therapy will be individualized, based upon your personal strengths and needs. I will assist you in drawing from your strengths, in order to achieve your Life goals.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My areas of expertise are in improving relationships, couples counseling, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, military family issues, trauma resolution, family conflict, stress and low self esteem.

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My treatment methods

Christian Counseling

I integrate the Christian biblical perspective into counseling for those seeking Christian Counseling.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients to recognize and change the interaction between emotions, behavior and thoughts.

Couples Counseling

I help couples to identify the patterns of communication that interfere with their current functioning. I help them to identify the strengths that have existed within the relationship and draw from those. I encourage clients to do homework regarding communication in between sessions.

Faith based therapy

I integrate the Christian biblical perspective into counseling for those seeking Christian Counseling.

Grief Therapy

I help you to understand the process of grief and I walk with through this very individual experience of grief.