Practicing Since: 2017
Joel is excited to help clients understand who they are, what leads them to do the things they do, and to make sense of how they see the world and everything in it.
Joel believes that therapy is not a passive experience where clients come to talk about a problem and get advice, and then the therapist listens and solves all of their problems. Therapy is a unique partnership where clients and therapists develop a professional relationship together, and clients work alongside their therapist to facilitate the healing process and reach personal goals. Joel aims to provide a sense of safety, helping his clients better understand accountability and commitment to grow in the manner that best serves them.
Having received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, Joel comes with a myriad of clinical experience in treating mental health ailments- from anxiety and depression to adjustment disorders and identity development. He is also DBT trained and en route to certification.
Joel is here for his clients and is happy to listen and guide them through the next chapter in their stories.
Joel Porter is licensed in the state of Maryland (#LC11638).