Lesa E. Porter

Lesa E. Porter


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Not Accepting Online

Therapy hours M - Th 5p - 10p

Weekends: by request (Sat 9a - 11a and Sun 10a to 12n)

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Illinois therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Lesa E. Porter is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Matteson, IL. Lesa works with individuals from the ages of 24 - 60. She primarily works with females but welcomes male clients as well. Her clientele shares issues with self-esteem and understanding the struggles of developing committed relationships. Through therapy, she is able to help them recognize triggers from their childhood that may be the root cause of their relationship struggles.

Lesa’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She also works to help clients understand how self-care is beneficial to their overall wellbeing. She has an MA degree in Community Counseling (Governors State University) and is currently pursuing an EdD in Counseling Care and Traumatology (Liberty University).

Lesa is focused on ensuring her clients feel heard and safe in an unbiased therapeutic relationship. She is engaging, dedicated and motivating in her approach which allows her clients to feel supported, understood and empowered. Clients feel understood and recognize their power and authentic self. Lesa is trauma-informed and seeks to help her clients to recognize how traumatic events in childhood have an impact on their development into adulthood.

Lesa’s first priority with all of her clients is to promote a healing environment in which they feel inspired to navigate this journey of discovery. She offers telehealth to her clients for their comfort and security as they work through the therapeutic process.

Message to clients

I look forward to joining you on your journey through the therapeutic process. We will make this a team effort where you will be supported and encouraged along the way. My practice was established to serve those who need an additional support system. The name ByDezign was chosen to reflect my belief that God created each one of us for a purpose. My attention to your overall wellbeing is paramount and it is evident as we work together.

The stigma of counseling has become the major reason people do not seek services. BIPOC communities have historically been wary of the therapeutic process for fear of being judged. Therapy is not a display of weakness, it's a display of strength. When you seek therapy, you realize how much you care about YOU.

Therapy is like a spa treatment for your mind and spirit and today is the day for you to make a reservation for services. Contact ByDezign, Inc. to make an appointment. I will be waiting to assist you through your healing journey.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


Lesa Porter is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $190 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm - 10pm
  • Tue 5pm - 10pm
  • Wed 5pm - 10pm
  • Thu 5pm - 10pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

ByDezign, Inc., Owner/Therapist, 2018 - Present

Governors State University, MA, 2005
Illinois State University, BS, 1995


Illinois: 178005982