It takes strength and courage to work on change both in ourselves and our lives. Unresolved experiences and feelings can influence us in many ways, and affect us emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. It can become difficult to develop healthy relationships, improve life situations, and take good care of ourselves.
My goal is to help you discover your unique strengths, history, and insight, as well as uncover your challenging emotions and events. Together we can challenge sadness, anxiety, shame, rejection, anger or other emotions related to past or current life situations. We will explore new skills to help you be more effective in your life, reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance your relationships.
Over the past 22 years, I have worked as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, and for the past 2 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in TN, AR, and TX. I have enjoyed working in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient/outpatient mental health, substance abuse, group therapy, and private practice with patients who have a variety of issues. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and empowering environment to allow full expression and resolution of feelings and thoughts. Treatment is always tailored to your specific needs, and is paced at a level in which you feel comfortable. I hope to assist you on your path to develop lifelong changes, and become the person you want to be.
In my free time, I enjoy family time, my dogs and cats, and remodeling homes!
Gina Porter, LICSW