Licensed Counselor

Joel Porter, LCPC

Columbia, Millersville
Joel Porter, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Joel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and trained Pastoral Counselor who has experience in mental health and addiction realms treating pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. Joel believes that the healing process begins by you telling your story. Then, with time, you would start understanding the previous chapters/pages and parts that explain how you got to the current chapter/page of your life’s story. Then, as you move forward, Joel’s goal is for you to not only find a safe space and be understood but also for you to improve your different wellness dimensions.

Education and Credentials:

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


Clinical Experience:

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


Treatment Modalities:

  • Reality Therapy
  • Person-Centered/Rogerian Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Individual Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Group Counseling

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