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Tina LaPorta, LMFT, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

Thank you for visiting my profile! I am here to help you. I have many years of counseling experience with adults and adolescents that have substance abuse issues, as well as depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues; relationship, family, career or adjustment concerns. I have military counseling experience as well. I began my career as an adjunct professor in Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area, then began to work clinically as a community based mental health clinician, with adults who were diagnosed mainly with schizophrenia.
I then worked as a clinician with both adults and adolescents who had mental health and substance abuse disorders, in both outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs. At this time I was licensed as a professional counselor- LPC and as an LADC, licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselor. After completing the requirements for an LMFT, licensed marriage and family therapist, I began a private counseling practice.
After 3 years I was offered a position as a Psychologist with the Federal government, for the Department of Defense, U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston. I worked clinically, as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the Department of Veteran Affairs and as a Counseling Psychologist for the U. S. Army, at Fort Bliss and Fort Sam Houston.
I prefer a cognitive behavioral (CBT) approach in sessions, as opposed to a psychodynamic approach. I like to focus on behavioral changes, to help the client meet his or her needs/goals. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please write. Tina LaPorta

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


NC LMFT 2371

NJ LMFT 37FI00205800


CT LPC 46.1453

TX LMFT 201577


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Tina is very attentive and provides great insight along with a nice perspective from the outside looking in without being judgmental.

Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Tina has been very helpful and caring

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Tina has been an amazing help to me, and I consider myself lucky to have been matched with her. She is supportive and responsive. Her approach is straightforward and I have gained a lot of insight throughout our sessions.

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Tina for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Ms LaPorta has been extremely supportive and helpful. She keeps me focused And doesn’t sugar coat answers, so tells me like it is and I appreciate her very much

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Tina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Great therapist

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Tina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tina is great and really accommodating. She (pretty much instantly) recognized where many of my strongest anxieties and fears were coming from, and immediately started working with me to challenge, confront, and inure myself to those anxieties. I experienced noticeable relief and healthy changes in my habits within two weeks. I am so glad that I started talking to her.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Tina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem