Stephen Porter


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Therapy is challenging. When we decide to open ourselves up to a stranger at this level, it usually means we have some serious questions, issues, and/or goals that need our attention and could use some support. My aim is to witness and enable the growth you have in mind for yourself.

Stephen Therapist psychotherapy & consulting

training and experience

training & experience

At a time when I most needed help and insight, working with a trained counselor made all the difference. I am genuinely curious about the deeper factors in people’s lives, and the connection that forms between therapist and client is one that I have found to be nourishing and profound. I also have a passion for supporting success in every form, so I deeply enjoy helping my clients fulfill their desire for a fuller, happier way to live, in whatever form that takes for them.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a temporary license in state of Tennessee (LPC-MHSP-Temp), and I work under the direct supervision of Paul Babb, ACS, LPC-MHSP.

I also have over ten years of experience in executive recruiting and corporate coaching, and over fifteen years experience training in meditation.

As both a client in therapy and as a psychotherapist, I have found that the work of meditation and the work of career optimization can both act as catalysts for the deeper work of understanding and becoming who we really are. So, I offer both in our therapy sessions, along with more traditional psychodynamic counseling techniques.

My credentials include:

  • Masters Degree, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bradley University
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Externship & Core Skills, New Zealand Community for EFT

  • Jungian Psychotherapy – Certification, Zur Institute

  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts (Film Directing)

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (Theatre Arts)

meditation, spirituality, and therapy

For some, meditation, faith, and spirituality can be a crucial aspect of successful work in counseling. For those who wish to intentionally incorporate these elements into their therapy practice, this is an available option (but by no means a requirement). We welcome all faiths.

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For more about my clinical orientation and psychotherapy work, please visit my profile page on Psychology Today.

*Please Note: My clinical supervision is conducted by Paul Babb, EdS, ACS, LPC-MHSP through Cypress Counseling Group. Paul and Carla Babb are owners of Cypress Counseling Group, PLLC and through this entity provide the service of supervision through independent contract with each Master’s level counselor. No Master’s level counselor is a member or has interest in the Center.