Jody Porter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R

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(914) 292-3201

Jody Porter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

61 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 292-3201

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Additional Location

1392 Albany Post Road
Suite 2A
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 292-3201

About

I bring warmth, empathy, extensive experience, and deep passion to my work as a clinician. I am a seasoned therapist, with over 30 years of experience, who you can talk easily to and trust with your deepest concerns. I view therapy as a collaborative relationship to which I bring compassion and a capacity to be completely present as we work together to resolve the challenges you struggle with. While I have specific training in family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral treatment, I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit each person's unique and evolving needs.
I have particular expertise in problematic eating/body image concerns, sexually compulsive behavior, child/adolescent issues, as well as couple and family therapy. I graduated from the Women's Therapy Centre Institute and Ackerman Institute For The Family, and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
I believe that individual difficulties are informed by both the familial and cultural context. With children, I engage parents, equipping them with tools to help their child make lasting changes. I help women connect their struggles to toxic messages about food and body transmitted by their families and the culture.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • POMCO
  • UMR
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 40 Years
  • License: New York / R030482-1
  • School: Hunter School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1983

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Ackerman Institute For The Family
  • Certificate Date: 1988
  • Certificate: Women's Therapy Centre Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Jody Porter's Groups

Mothers of Daughters With Eating Disorders

Group for mothers whose daughters struggle with eating/body image issues. Provides safe, non-judgmental space for members to empower themselves so they can support their daughters, helping members challenge the powerlessness and helplessness that accompany parenting a daughter with an eating disorder. Members explore their reactions triggered by their daughters. Group works toward strengthening each mother's anti-eating disorder voice. These voices can be mobilized to help daughters challenge destructive eating practices, challenge culturally based toxic ideas about body/food, offering new ways of thinking about living freely in a female body in our thinness obsessed culture.

More about this group

Location

61 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 292-3201

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

1392 Albany Post Road
Suite 2A
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 292-3201
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Jody Porter

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R