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Courtney Porter

Courtney Porter


10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, grief, and depression. As a mental health therapist, I am here to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we will work towards understanding and overcoming challenges, developing coping strategies, and fostering personal growth and well-being. My goal is to empower you to navigate life's difficulties, build resilience, and enhance your overall mental health and emotional well-being.

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

In the first therapy session with me, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment where they can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I begin by introducing myself and explaining the therapy process, including confidentiality and the therapeutic approach I use. I then invite clients to share why they are seeking therapy and what they hope to achieve. During this initial session, I conduct a thorough assessment to gather information about the client's history, current concerns, and goals for therapy. I may ask questions about their personal background, relationships, and any previous experiences with therapy or mental health treatment. This helps me gain a better understanding of the client's unique circumstances and tailor the therapy approach to meet their needs. I also use the first session to establish rapport and build trust with the client. I encourage open and honest communication, and I actively listen to the client's experiences and concerns without judgment. Together, we begin to explore the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and identify potential areas for growth and change. By the end of the first session, clients can expect to have a clearer understanding of their reasons for seeking therapy and how we can work together to address their concerns. I may also provide some initial feedback or suggestions for coping strategies to help them begin their therapeutic journey.

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

As a provider, my greatest strengths lie in my empathy, adaptability, and commitment to client-centered care. I deeply empathize with my clients' experiences and strive to create a safe and supportive space where they feel heard and understood. I approach therapy with a flexible and adaptable mindset, tailoring my approach to meet each client's unique needs and goals. I am also committed to ongoing learning and growth, regularly engaging in professional development to stay abreast of the latest research and therapeutic techniques. This allows me to provide my clients with the most effective and up-to-date care possible. Overall, my strengths as a provider stem from my genuine care for my clients' well-being and my dedication to helping them achieve their therapeutic goals.

About Courtney Porter


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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

In my therapy practice, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a foundational approach to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and challenge negative or unhelpful thought patterns and develop more adaptive ways of thinking and responding to challenges. Through CBT techniques such as cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments, and homework assignments, clients will learn practical skills to manage their emotions, improve their problem-solving abilities, and achieve their therapeutic goals.