Licensed Counselor

Joel Porter, LCPC

Joel Porter, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Thank you for visiting my page! It’s exciting that you are taking this step to find someone who has the experience to guide you in understanding who you are, what leads you to do the things you do, and to make sense of how you see the world and everything in it. Therapy is not a passive experience where you “talk about your problems and get advice” or “lie on the couch” where a licensed professional “listens and solves your problems for you.” 

It is a unique partnership where you develop a relationship with your clinician, whose responsibility is to facilitate your overall healing process. This process involves me providing you with a sense of safety, helping you better understand accountability and commitment to grow and function in the manner that would serve you best. 

I want to make sure that you understand who your best self is and learn to take action to find that alignment. I’m here for you and happy to listen and guide you through your story. The question is, are you ready to partner with me and begin the next chapter? 

Education and Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited)—Loyola University Maryland
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)


Clinical Experience:

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Multicultural Approach
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues 
  • Coping Skills 
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Life Transitions 
  • Peer Relationships 
  • Racial Identity 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Spirituality 
  • Stress


Treatment Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) 
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) 
  • Compassion Focused 
  • Eclectic 
  • Emotionally Focused 
  • Integrative 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Person-Centered 
  • Play Therapy 
  • Reality Therapy 
  • Self-Care/Wellness Focused 

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