Dr. Athena Porter

LCPC

About Me

Welcome!
I am a person, who like many other human beings, has skills and talents. As a qualified mental health care provider with a doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology, I have been using my talents to help people afflicted with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychological disorders. While I appreciate the wide-range benefits of an eclectic approach, I prefer and tend to apply cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and sociocultural models in counseling and therapy sessions.

I view life as a journey in which we, as human beings, use our mind, body, and spirit to solve problems, overcome adversity, and enjoy life. Besides helping people alleviate symptoms derived from mental illness, I provide support for personal growth within the context life coaching and wellness sessions.

The span of my career is more than twenty years. The local and global scopes of my vision as a healer, have led me to provide community psychology services in Chicagoland, numerous cities in other parts of the United States, and Ghana (Africa). These community-wide services entail conducting presentations at community health fairs, disseminating information for various type of awareness campaigns (examples: suicide prevention, domestic violence, PTSD, HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation, substance abuse, and Covid19). Moreover, I have imparted information about mental health through the media.

I love providing psychological services! I am grateful to be gifted as a healer! Furthermore, I look forward to serving you!

Enjoy balance in body, mind, and spirit,

Dr. Athena Porter


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.002727 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Athena Porter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Athena for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is awesome!

Written by C.H. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Athena for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Highly recommend Dr. Porter. She is very empathetic and encouraging. She understands different walks of life and is a true healer. I also really appreciate her firmness when I need it to make progress. It has been a joy working with her.

Written by G.L. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Athena for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I've only had one session with Dr. Porter and it was really good. I feel like sis listens to me, asks questions for better understanding. She gives me great hope that she can help me and I'm excited about therapy with her

Written by D.E. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Athena for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Best therapist ever!

Written by A.L. on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Athena for 1 year and 5 months

Dr. Porter has helped me immensely to get through the difficult times and to find joy in the good times! She is a great therapist. a wonderful person, and a good friend!

Written by J.O. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Athena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

My experience with Dr. Porter has been positive in every way. She is caring, supportive, and insightful and I look forward to our sessions.

The only criticism I have is for betterhelp: technical issues, poor audio, and service interruptions have made the platform frustrating to use. I hope BetterHelp can improve to be on par with other virtual meeting tools which perform much more reliably.

Written by M.A. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Athena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Porter has a wealth of experience. This is evident in her profile but even more so in our discussions. I appreciate her perspective, her questions and willingness to speak in depth on the topics we're covering. I feel lucky that I have been connected to Dr. Porter through better health.

Written by K.A. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Athena for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr. Porter is a very understanding counselor. She always makes me see situations in a new light, and that catches me off guard in a good way.

Written by A.L. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Athena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

My time with BetterHelp and Dr. Porter is my first time in therapy and she has made it a delight. Something I look forward to weekly.

Written by A.S. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Athena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I immediately clicked with Dr. Porter. She is so attentive and concerned with what I am feeling. She also gives feedback on what she thinks about the information I share. It seems like she genuinely cares about my issues and knows what advice to give.

Work with me!