Matthew Porter, Therapist in Beverly Hills, California — Zencare
Matthew  Porter
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Matthew Porter

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Beverly Hills Accepting In-person

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Updated April 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Matthew Porter is a Psychotherapist in Beverly Hills. He works with individuals, couples, adolescents & families. Many of Matthew’s clients come in to address anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationships and self-growth. Matthew is particularly passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ community and spiritual seekers. He also has advanced training in the areas of PTSD, phobias, grief/loss, anger management, and interpersonal relationships.

Matthew is specially trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which assists clients to reprocess and resolve past trauma and grief. Utilizing the wisdom of psychodynamic and family systems approaches, Matthew helps his clients gain insight into their family of origin and sources of childhood and adult trauma. He also teaches DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Mindfulness coping strategies for emotion regulation and distress tolerance. In session, Matthew integrates these approaches to help his clients feel more relaxed and present, reconnect with their body and intuitive wisdom, and ultimately to align their choices and actions with their values and principles.

Matthew's style is engaging, insight-oriented and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy, Matthew seeks to establish safety and trust, understand his clients' needs and concerns, and develop affirming therapy goals together.

Matthew received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy in 2001 from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He has worked as an EMDR/DBT therapist at both adolescent and adult mental health treatment centers, including Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Pacific Palisades, Camden Center in Los Angeles, Avalon Malibu, Paradigm Malibu, and the Partial and Inpatient Hospitalization Programs at UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Outside of private practice, Matthew enjoys music, film, yoga, meditation, hiking and travel. Matthew offers both in-person and remote therapy sessions.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I seek to establish a genuine connection with my clients. I listen carefully and honor my clients' emotions, thoughts and needs while establishing trust and safety in the therapeutic encounter. I am a Humanist at heart and trust my clients' inner wisdom to guide our work together. I act as a mentor, guide and confidant while supporting my clients to develop their internal resources for healing, growth and recovery.

After gaining a solid understanding of my client's developmental, trauma and relationship history, I will discuss and explore treatment approaches that match my client's unique strengths, abilities and wisdom. I am flexible as a therapist and follow my client's lead and response to methods we may utilize together, gaining insight into their needs and tailoring future interventions to match their goals and interests.

As a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty years, I have developed an intuitive approach to working with clients and am ever-evolving in my response to client needs. Above all, I honor my client's ability to heal and to grow into the person they seek to become.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Matthew 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: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Free Phone or Video Consultation: $0 (15min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm to 8pm
  • Tue 9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pm
  • Wed 5pm to 8pm
  • Thu 1pm to 8pm
  • Fri 9am to 12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Beverly Hills practice
260 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm to 8 pm
  • Tue 5pm to 8pm
  • Wed 5pm to 8pm
  • Thu 1pm to 8pm
  • Fri 9am to 12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Camden Center, Adult Mental Health, Los Angeles, EMDR/Trauma Therapist, 2020 - Present
Private Practice, Psychotherapy, Owner/Psychotherapist, 2005 - Present
Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment, Pacific Palisades, EMDR/DBT/Trauma Therapist, 2017 - 2021
Avalon Malibu, Adult Residential, EMDR/DBT/Trauma Therapist, 2018 - 2020
Paradigm Malibu, Adolescent Residential, Clinical Supervisor & Family Therapist, 2018 - 2019


Licensure

California: MFC42042


Languages

English