Hello my name is Sheila Porter. I am an LPCC with my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. I work with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families that are wrestling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, and relational problems. The most impactful dynamic of therapy remains the therapeutic relationship. This means finding a therapist that is a "good fit" for you is the most important factor for being successful in therapy. A "good fit" would mean feeling safe, heard, and understood by the therapist. As a very empathetic and relationally engaging person, I am passionate about joining you in your struggle to help you feel better and experience healing.
Looking for Hope
I find that many people suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem and/or relationship issues initially seek counseling to find some relief from their symptoms. Addressing these types of issues is an area of specialty for me. In our sessions, we will discuss many dynamics, and you will become more self-aware and empowered by understanding what is driving your symptoms. We will use your strengths and weaknesses to discover and experience a freer and better version of yourself.
How I Work
I have worked with men and women, teens and adults. Everyone I see has a unique and valuable story to tell. It is my job to listen compassionately and empathetically and to make you feel safe and valued. I incorporate several different theories and perspectives into my work to keep it holistic, integrating social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and spiritual aspects of your life. Additionally, I have invested in specialized trainings to make our work more effective and efficient. I like to utilize EMDR therapy which is an advanced therapy technique that taps into your brain’s own ability to process memories and hurts from that past that can be contributing to your present symptoms.
No matter what has brought you to the place that you are considering counseling, there is hope. Even though it may feel scary to address your personal and relational concerns, you and your relationships are worth the investment. Your journey to healing is sacred, and I consider it an honor and privilege to join you in on your way. I hope you take the next step towards feeling better by giving me a call or sending me an email. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
Sheila Porter ReachesCastle Rock CO