Michael Porterfield

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to enter your life and help you during this time! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Alabama (LICSW) and Georgia (LCSW). My 7+ years of experience in crisis intervention, hospice care, and mental health have given me an extraordinary appreciation for life. Sometimes we struggle with BIG things, like suicidal thoughts, while other times we are just trying to "get through the day". Regardless of where you are I would love the opportunity to speak to you. I specialize in grief and know that loss, despite it being a part of our lives, can be life-changing. Other areas I work with are depression, anxiety, aging, end of life, and caregiver burnout. I am a Christian, and I respect how important our faith is to our well-being. My approach to therapy involves a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and many others.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #4377C (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LCSW #CSW007383 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Porterfield. 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.T. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Michael is great.

Written by P.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Michael is a great listener and has thoughtful insight on how I can improve myself and my life. I’m incredibly grateful to have him in my life.

Written by T.I. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Michael has been the best

Written by D.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Michael has been very helpful in helping me improve my mental health. He has assisted by lending a caring ear when needed, and also helping with new techniques to help improve my challenges with anxiety and depression. He is very knowledgeable and very responsive in general. I've found him very relatable to and enjoyed our conversations.

Written by P.A. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael is a great listener and has a very soothing southern drawl..which is calming and endearing. So far after 4 meetings by phone i am getting into a better place mentally with my issues. We are going to keep working together for the near foreseeable future.

Written by S.A. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It has been wonderful working with Michael. So far, he has provided me with practical help for my anxiety and helped me find ways to reduce stress. It's nice to talk with someone who has similar experiences as me and can provide a new prospective.

Written by G.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Great man, Godly and knowledgeable. Has helped me a lot in the few sessions we have had

Work with me!