Contact Information

Phone:

253.752.1860 X323

Website:

www.shonnaporter.com

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SHONNA PORTER, LMHC
 

Credentials:

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology from Western Washington University in May 1995 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in May 2007. I am a trained Lifespan Integration Counselor and a member of the ACA (American Counseling Association). In addition to counseling I am certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Exercise), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and have been a fitness, health and wellness instructor, coach, presenter, author and consultant for over 20 years.

Areas of Clinical Experience and Interest:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Marraige Counseling

 

Biographical Information:

Shonna works with a variety of clients to help improve the quality of their life. She is a columnist for several publications including Gig Harbor Life, The Edge, Personal Training on the Net, and a variety of parenting publications. In addition, she has been on radio broadcasts and speaks nationally on a variety of health and wellness related topics.

She teaches workshops for married couples and individuals to live a more authentic and emotionally satisfying life and offers group counseling, yoga therapy and Lifespan Integration as well as psychosomatic approaches in therapy. 

Shonna's realistic, goal oriented, and relational approach to health and wellness has helped hundreds of clients improve the quality of their life, break free from addiction, depression and eating disorders, and attain happiness and freedom.

Therapeutic Style:

My training is primarily Object Relations Therapy, meaning I am a relational therapist who uses relational patterns, attachment patterns, family of origin and emotional relatedness to explore where there may be "dis-ease" in your life. According to my theory, many of our deepest issues are rooted in relationship. In addition to Lifespan Integration and talk therapy, I use a variety of other tools, depending on the presenting problems, and in some cases homework is required. It is also important to note that therapy can be very disrupting, and you may feel things are getting worse before they get better. This is very common during the process of change and transformation. However, there are no guarantees regarding the outcome of treatment; desired change and outcomes of therapy are inevitably up to you. Our time together will be 55 minutes in length for a general session and 90 minutes in length for Lifespan Integration work or unless otherwise scheduled. Group sessions are 90 minutes.

 

Insurance Accepted

  • Regence
  • First Choice
  • Kaiser (PPO/HMO and Core)

Fees:

If billing insurance:

  • First session - $150
  • Subsequent sessions - $130

If paying out of pocket:

  • First session - $130
  • Subsequent sessions - $110

 




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