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Stephen Porter

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Couples counseling- Trauma- Work stress- Depression-Entrepreneur mental health-Cult Recovery-
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Bright Door Counseling and Consulting, Founder / Psychotherapist

NZCEFT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - Core Skills, 2023
NZCEFT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - Externship, 2022
Bradley University, Masters of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), 2019
California Institute of the Arts, Masters of Fine Arts (MFA), 2010
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2000


Tennessee: 5798


English, French


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events. These can be sudden, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse; or they can be gradual, as in the case with trauma experienced via recurring behaviors over longer periods of time (what we sometimes call Developmental Trauma)

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

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

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Cult Recovery - Recovery from coercive control, cultic, and/or spiritual abuse


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

Locations & Hours


Stephen 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:$175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$135 - $175
  • Initial session:$0 (15min)
  • Couples sessions:$195 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • 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