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Tina LaPorta, LMFT, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Messaging

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 depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues; relationship, family, career or adjustment concerns; as well as substance abuse issues.
I have military counseling experience with active duty troops and combat veterans.
I have two Master’s degrees in Psychology, the first in College Teaching and the second in counseling, specializing in marriage and family therapy.
I began my career as an Adjunct Professor in Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area; after 6 years of teaching , I began to work clinically, as a community based mental health clinician, with adults with more severe , chronic symptoms, such as schizophrenia.
I also worked in the community, as a licensed clinician with both adults and adolescents, with mental health and substance abuse disorders, in Outpatient, IOP and partial hospitalization treatment programs.
After many years in the private sector, I decided to work for the Federal government. I was hired as a Psychologist, at Fort Sam Houston, in Texas.
I worked for the Department of Defense, on base at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss.
As a Federal GS employee, I transferred to the Department of Veteran Affairs. I worked in their Vet Centers as a licensed marriage and family therapist.
I am licensed in CT, FL, N.J., AZ, and TX.
I prefer a cognitive behavioral (CBT) approach. I like to focus on cognitive and behavioral changes, in working with you to achieve your therapy goals.
Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please write. Tina LaPorta

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, 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, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

AZ LMFT LMFT-15763

TX LMFT 201577

FL LMFT MT3871

CT LPC 46.1453

NC LMFT 2371

NJ LMFT 37FI00205800

Reviews

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Tina has been great to work with. She’s been helping me deal with a few issues and things are definitely on the rise. I’m really optimistic on how things are going. Thanks for all your help Tina!

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She listens understand right to the point I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 4 months on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Tina is straightforward, wise, and really listens to me. I’m having a great time working with her and looking forward to growing more with her as time goes on.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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