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Shawana Porter, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a National Board Certified Counselor and a Life Coach with a dual license of Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling in South Carolina with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have work in hospitals, correctional and mental health facilities.
l have experience in helping individuals, adolescents, couples, senior citizens and veterans with depression, stress and anxiety issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Everyone has a story to tell so allow me to help share your story in an open and safe environment where you can be your own author without fear of judgment. My therapeutic approaches to help resolve ongoing trauma, challenges and barriers are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Client Centered Therapy. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in sharing your story during your journey.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues

Services offered

Video
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License information

SC LPC 6519

Reviews

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

Shawana goes over and beyond. From building the relationship and making it a safe space to be heard, she really listens. During our sessions I feel so much comfort and understanding. This being my first time going to therapy, I was scared, but after my first session with Shawana I can’t wait to discuss how the plans we set for bettering myself is coming together.

Written on Jul 04, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I love my therapy experience with Ms Porter, everything has been amazing! I’ve made so much progress and I’m looking forward to continuing to move in the right direction and bettering myself.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shawana has been an absolute incredible help! She is patient and kind and very receptive! She broke things down for me in a way that would truly reach me and she took her time making sure that I truly understood what I was asking for and helped me to understand what I needed. I expressed to her what I needed as far as being more open to communicating with her and how sometimes intense conversations make me anxious and she made each conversation feel doable and relatable and easy. She was phenomenal and she answered all of my questions, even the ones I didn’t know how to ask. She made sure that even if I started a session on a low that it ended on a high or at least with a laugh and a smile. I truly enjoyed our sessions and even looked forward to them! I would absolutely recommend Shawana to the whole world if I could!

Written on May 30, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion

Shawana is very supportive

Written on May 26, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Shawna is very good at listening and helping me process life so that I can brainstorm solutions for my stressors. When I am not ready to go through a certain topic, she remembers and continues to encourage me in future sessions. Highly recommend!

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Great! She listens, she isn't judgemental, and she allows you to take the steps you need to take at your pace she doesn't force you.

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Shawana for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem