I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. I have 23 years of experience as a social worker including 3 years as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients through a wide range of concerns including anger, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and life purpose. For 10 years I have worked with clients related to personal grief and loss.
My therapeutic style is that of an emotional crossing guard. I am committed to growing genuine, supportive and empathetic relationships through unconditional positive regard for the human experience. I believe people can be the experts in their own lives with some guidance and support. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness and psychodynamic therapies. We will collaborate to develop a treatment plan that reflects your specific needs and desire for change.
Thank you for coming here. It takes courage and determination to seek answers or ask for help. This could be your first step toward a more balanced and rewarding life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, encourage and cheer for you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Narcissism , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #40767 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Portia is a skilled and professional therapist. She offers insightful support and tangible ways to think about my goals. I really appreciate my rapport with her especially during these trying times
Meeting Portia has been a game-changer for me. I've worked with several therapists over the years with varying degrees of success, but in Portia I've found someone who I feel is the perfect match for me. She is patient, kind, understanding, and insightful, while gently pushing me to break out of the patterns I've been stuck in for so long. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space for our sessions where I feel comfortable sharing with her, knowing that she will respect me and my journey as we work together in therapy.
Working with Portia has opened my eyes to a new way of living. I love that she’s supporting me through my transformation and journey of being my best self. I strongly and wholeheartedly recommend working with her. She brings a holistic approach to healing and self-development.
Portia is great. She is kind, patient, and extremely helpful. Now feels like my team coaching me to success.
Portia is great I will recommend her to everyone
Portia, is a great counselor. I learned a lot about myself and how to handle situations better. Thank you for your help.
Portia has an amazing ability to help me process difficult, emotional experiences (relationships, career, grief) so that I can understand where my responsibility lies in creating the life I want. She balances keeping me preset and accountable while also guiding me through past experiences that impact my current actions and reactions. She is helping me discover my best self, my favorite version of me, and I’m deeply grateful for her wisdom and compassion.
I love working with Portia. She is kind and thoughtful, and approaching each situation with a patience and humor that makes me feel so much better about the things that I am struggling with. I also appreciate that she challenges my unhealthy thought patterns and does not hesistate to point them out to me. Working with Portia is amazing and I leave every session feeling lighter and confident that I can manage issues that I once found overwhelming.
Been working with Portia for 3 months now and she has helped me tremendously! Being a healthcare provider during this pandemic has brought on different struggles. Portia has helped ease the anxiety and stress associated with it and has provided me with some great coping skills and tools to utilize. She is very easy to talk to, listens well and more importantly is very personable. I would highly recommend her.
Portia is a fantastic counselor and human! Working with her has been just what I needed.
Portia is awesome. She really helps you break things down and understand yourself and the people around you. She remembers small details that feel important and significant, and also helps you reflect on and realize your strengths and how you can use them to their fullest potential. I can feel the thoughtfulness and care in her words! I’m excited to keep working with her!
Our 2 sessions have been very helpful.
I've only had 3 sessions with Portia Hopkins, and already, I am experiencing changes and taking actions I have been unable to take for the past 2 years. She is a compassionate listener who shows thoughtfulness and presence and gives implementable, & targeted advice as well as exercises, which are at times difficult to do, but you know are necessary to change. She is also extremely responsive via text, which makes this process all the more doable since you feel your support system will be there if you are having a difficult time. I highly recommend Portia if you are looking for someone practical, professional, and caring.
I felt comfortable with Portia almost immediately. She's an incredibly in tune listener, and she presented things from a perspective I hadn't considered. She understood where I was coming from and I felt heard, not judged, and as though I were talking to a friend with clear insight, wisdom and encouragement. Thanks, a very good start and helpful session
I have had a great experience with Portia. She is compassionate and a great active listener. She asks the right questions to make me reflect and get to the root of my emotions.