Shy Porter

Specialist in couples & individuals
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Invoices for reimbursement

About Shy Porter

Hi there! I am a marriage and family therapist who specializes in work with couples and individuals. My experience with couples is extensive and I have helped many overcome common relationship challenges, including infidelity, intimacy issues, poor communication patterns, and conflict resolution. If you are an individual seeking therapy, my aim is to help you gain clarity in your life goals and overcome the barriers that prohibit you from reaching your full potential. My other specialty areas include managing difficult family relationship dynamics, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression. No matter what life circumstances have led you to seek therapy at this time, know that you are not alone. Should you decide to reach out to me, rest assured that I am ready and willing to help you.

Answers  (3)

Ideally, termination should be a mutual process. It's not that the therapist kicks the client out at some point and says, "Okay, you're done." Rather, over time the client will decrease the frequency with which he/she comes to session so that it may start off as weekly, then decrease to biweekly... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

This is not totally unusual behavior, but the fact that you would like to stop and cannot seem to be able to points to something deeper. That cannot be unpacked online, but I'm glad that you're in this space and asking this question. Try to find a therapist who seems like a good fit and begin to get... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Great question. The decision to pursue therapy can be a very difficult one and the fact that there seem to be so many profiles that you have to wade through can be particularly daunting. Here's what I suggest to make the process a bit easier: 1) Narrow down your preferred geographical area. Are you... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.