Therapist Profile

Name:
John Porterfield, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone:
(818) 784-0633
License Number
LMFT35445
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Need help improving your relationship? Resolving a problem? Need support as you make changes in your life and move towards your true goals? I help individuals and couples develop effective solutions for resolving lingering problems and overcoming challenges that keep you from moving forward towards the goals that you value and desire. I provide a safe and caring environment that allows you to express yourself more fully -- your needs and desires, your conflicts and ambivalence, so you are free to experience the honest growth and development that is yours to claim. I am able to provide you with practical and useful tools for solving problems and conflicts that allow you to get past these things that are keeping you from feeling satisfied, understood, appreciated and fulfilled. My years of professional experience allow me to be simple and direct, and very creative in my response to your own needs and interests. Deep down, we generally know what it is we need. I pay close attention, and reflect your own inner wisdom back to you in a way that is practical and often liberating. As we work together, the way becomes more clear. The challenges become less challenging as you decide to simply, and more truly, become yourself. Clients appreciate my warmth, along with my positive caring and enthusiastic belief that we can change and develop ourselves in ways that are both satisfying and fulfilling. I invite you to call for a free phone consultation, and look forward to talking with you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
8:00 am to 8:00 pm - by appointment only
Services
Individuals, couples, and groups.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, PPO, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Family Systems
Imago Therapy
Jungian
Object Relations
Process
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Certified Jungian Analyst
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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