Aaron Porter, M.S., LMFT-Intern
About Aaron Porter
Hi there, I’m Aaron. I’m glad you have made it here. I look forward to connecting with you.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Is it getting harder to enjoy the things you used to love because your energy is drained from feelings and thoughts you just can’t shake? Do you want to find relief and feel connected to yourself and others again? I know what your feeling, and I’m here to support you in feeling like yourself again. Anxiety, depression, and recovering from hard life experiences is tough and can impact your life in ways you didn’t expect.
I use holistic models of psychotherapy to empower my clients from just surviving to feeling like they are thriving again. Specifically, I use evidence based experiential models called Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Together, we will explore how these tools can help you experience deep change within yourself, and thereby impact important relationships with people in your life. More importantly than the models I use are the relationships I build with my clients based on trust, compassion, and non-judgement. I’ll work with you to build a therapeutic relationship where all parts of you feel seen and heard. Through this process, I’ll be here to support you in exploring and healing vulnerable parts of yourself one step at a time, at a pace that feels right for you.
I believe that we are all capable of finding healing and wholeness no matter the hardships or traumas we have endured. I believe that this healing process is made more difficult by the challenges and hardships we endure throughout our lives. In the wake of challenging experiences, we are often left feeling alone and self-critical towards our emotions and thoughts. It is my experience that we don’t live in a culture that understands how to hold compassion and awareness for mental health issues that naturally arise following life’s challenges. Furthermore, for those of us who have one or more marginalized identity, mental health symptoms can be more complex. I’m a multi-ethnic male, I love the outdoors, and my values are grounded in social justice, which impacts how I work as a therapist. I support and stand in solidarity with women, People of Color, Queer and Trans folks, People with Disabilities, and all those who experience oppression in its many shapes and forms.
SpecialtiesDepression, Men’s Issues, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAttachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Interpersonal, Trauma Focused
IssuesAnger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Grief, Immigration Issues, Men’s Issues, Racial Identity, Sexual Abuse, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD