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Carmen Porter, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional counseling experience and more than 10 years of experience as a social worker within the child welfare system. I am experienced with childhood and adult traumas, neglect and loss. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parent child conflict & parenting issues, depression and mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and much more.

I possess clinical training in the following models of therapy:
+Structural Family Therapy
+Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
+Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
+Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT-C)

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I enjoy using interpersonal and intra-personal interventions such as media, art, play, principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialetical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, classical and operant conditioning as well as many other modalities to develop skills for managing and healing from life's challenges. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I look forward to supporting you in that journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

PA LPC PC011893


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carmen 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.

Carmen is very good at listening and coming up with alternative ways for solutions.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Carmen Porter is a very kind and understanding person. She listens to me and her suggestions/coping skills are very helpful to me. I have only had two sessions with her but I am very pleased to be working with her.

Written on Dec 02, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks

Carmen is incredibly attentive and intuitive. She is able to approach my problems very gently and offers a variety of solutions and approaches. She listens with sincerity and allows me the dignity I thought I’d lose by sharing my honest personal experiences. She’s a wonderful therapist!

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She responded in a very timely and respectful manner. She was also very descriptive in her profile when she reached out to me and I could immediately tell that she would be a good counselor for me because of her beliefs and background.

Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder