Hi There. Nice to meet you.
My name is Tammy Porter and I am an independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Arizona. I have 17 years of community mental health experience, 9 of which includes providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I have had the privilege of learning from and working with a diverse range of populations, from the underserved to commercially insured individuals. I have supported people in addressing concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic pain, substance use, relationship difficulties, and family discord. My professional goal is to ultimately help people help themselves.
I have been educated and trained in systems theory, viewing individuals as a part of and connected to their larger surroundings. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, strengths based, and trauma informed. I see the best in people and believe that you are the expert of yourself. Other approaches I draw from include; cognitive-behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, schema therapy, Adlerian therapy, and DBT.
Individuals I have worked with have described me as; non-judgmental, empathic, warm, and supportive.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LMFT LMFT-15406
Absolutely a pleasure to work with. Very understanding and a great listener. Not judgmental at all and very great about creating that feeling.
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Tammy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tammy has been by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me. She’s been with me through some of the biggest life events and helped me through every step of the way. I’m beyond thankful for her.
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Tammy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Tammy is smart and compassionate and very easy to talk to! She has helped me so much with my anxiety.
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Tammy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Tammy and I are off to a great start. She has helped me come to some great insights already. She speaks with concise wisdom and compassion, without judging.
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Tammy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management