Couples Therapy Institute

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Couples Therapy Institute

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

Offers online therapy

Couples Therapy Institute
Joan Porter MFT, Clinical Director
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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(805) 883-6199

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Couples Therapy Institute
Joan Porter MFT, Clinical Director
Yellowstone and Surrounding Area
Cody, WY 82414
(805) 883-6199
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH. Crisis Response to mass critical incidents. Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 23 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
Trained in trauma, resilience, and attachment theory: CBT, EFT, somatic, transpersonal, family systems therapy. My orientation is primarily psychodynamic. This method involves the transformation of often-unconscious beliefs and patterns about the self and others that can get in the way of forming satisfying relationships and functioning effectively in life.
I offer new resources to clients to deepen levels of meaning, connection, and vitality through insight, experience, and evidence-based practice. If you are dealing with past trauma, present pain, or current life changes help is available. I would be honored to accompany you on a deeply satisfying counseling journey. PET THERAPY AVAILABLE.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $240
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Avante Behavioral Health
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • FEI Behavioral Health (EAP)
  • HMC Healthworks
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Santa Barbara Select IPA
  • USPS (EAP)
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: California / MFC46392
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Seattle Pacific University / PhD Training and Coursework
  • Certificate Date: 1999
  • Certificate: Hoffman Institute Graduate/CAMFT / CA69166
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Location

Couples Therapy Institute
Joan Porter MFT, Clinical Director
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Call Joan Porter
(805) 883-6199
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Couples Therapy Institute
Joan Porter MFT, Clinical Director
Yellowstone and Surrounding Area
Cody, WY 82414
(805) 883-6199
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Coaching
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Certified Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR - Pet Therapy
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Pet Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 29 Aug 2021
Couples Therapy Institute, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara

Couples Therapy Institute

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT