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Katherine Porter, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, trauma & abuse, depression and issues with aging. You know yourself and what you need better than anyone. You are the expert and I am here to help you. I am here to hold your hand as you walk through life's challenges. I can provide education, guidance and safety planning. In therapy, we will identify your strengths and then set small goals that lead to greater goals. I look forward to meeting you and helping you at your own pace. I am here to support & empower you in your journey.

Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK or
(1-800-273-8255) 24 hours a day; or 988 for mental health emergencies.

This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCSW 149011840

Reviews

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

She listen to everything you are saying. She always asked if your alright. She gets you to open up by asking difficult questions. I text her whenever I am not doing well and she gets right back to me. And most importantly she is easy to talk to.

Written on Dec 31, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Super kind and good listener, gives great advice and helps you see a new perspective to things.

Written on Dec 13, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Katy is a great listener which is usually all I really need, just someone to talk to who genuinely wants to help. She's excellent at that and also provides me with feedback that gives me new ways of looking things. I'd highly recommend her.

Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes