Jen PorterLPC

Jen Porter

Education

  • MEd, University of Oregon
  • BS, University of Oregon

Specialties

  • EMDR
  • Trauma and recovery
  • LGBTQ
  • Life transitions
  • DBT and mindfulness
  • Relational issues within individual therapy
  • Self-esteem
  • Dealing with systems of oppression
  • Ages: 13+

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Oregon)
  • EMDR Institute Certification

Insurance Accepted

  • Regence BCBS
  • Moda/Formerly ODS
  • Pacificsource
  • HMA (PeaceHealth employees)
  • Aetna
  • Value Options/Beacon Health
  • First Choice
  • Samaritan
  • Oregon Health Co-Op
  • OON with Providence/United Behav Health/UofO Employees
  • HealthNet/MHN
  • Lifewise
  • and others contact us for more info

About Jen

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Jen has a Masters degree in Couples & Family Therapy from the CFT program at the University of Oregon and a dual Bachelors Degree from Kansas University in Psychology and Sociology. Prior to her career as a therapist Jen worked in a women’s shelter and as a sexual assault prevention advocate. She works with adults and adolescents, in issues of trauma, anxiety, attachment, sexual and gender identity, grief and loss, relational conflict and communication struggles, as well as the intersection of mental, physical and emotional health.

Jen believes in empowering her clients and helping them become more socially connected to the world around them. She practices EMDR, DBT/mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, Collaborative Problem Solving, CBT, art therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

An empathic presence, Jen's clients describe her as easy-going, non-judgmental, warm and understanding. She is focused on building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. She sees her role as one of, "Walking along side clients in curiosity while balancing their ideal self with being accepting of where they are in the present."

When away from the practice, Jen enjoys reading, hiking, making jewelry, game nights with friends, exploring and soaking up the gorgeous Oregon wilderness and attending concerts.

You can schedule an appointment with Jen here.