R. Dennis Porch

Psychiatrist, MD, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(949) 544-1600

R. Dennis Porch

Psychiatrist, MD, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

R. Dennis Porch, MD, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 544-1600
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am now doing telemedicine. can contact me through this site. Although I am a trained psychiatrist, my practice no longer prescribes meds.

About

I am experienced in treating both adults and children with the use of Psychoanalytic methods. I use the object relations approaches of Klein, Winnicott and Bion. In child therapy, I engage children on a deep level through play, dreams, art and conversation. With adults, I use free association, night and day dreams. My object is to expose patients to their primitive, deep anxieties allowing them to work through their troubled minds, facilitating internal growth and development, and positive social interactions. I also work with mothers and babies having bonding difficulties. My practice is busy so use email for best results.
I am a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst that engages the primitive mental states of patients on a metaphoric level increasing their own capacity to grow through emotional pain, fear and depression so that they can relieve hurtful feelings, and discover more of their own creative talents and abilities. I no longer offer drug therapy but am happy to refer it.
I have been lucky to be involved in academic and private practices treating painful problems. I began as a neuro-anesthesiologist treating physical pain, but I have now extended myself to understand more severe pain - that of the soul. I am most happy helping people one at a time.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Patients need to check what their own insurances
  • Will give super bill to clients for them to send
  • Out of Network
I accept payments weekly/monthly. I will give you a monthly superbill which you will need to submit to lnsurance. Please check your benefits
Email me or call (949) 544-1600 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 43 Years
  • License: California / G31368
  • School: USC & Psychoanalytic Center of CA
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • Board Certification: Anesthesiology

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute / 2 year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program
  • Certificate Date: 1988
  • Degree: Psychoanalytic Center of California / PsyD
  • Year graduated: 2019

Location

R. Dennis Porch, MD, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 544-1600
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Child Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Freud, Kline, Bion, and post Bionian therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022
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R. Dennis Porch

Psychiatrist, MD, PsyD