Counselor Melinda Porter, MA, LPC-S, CST
Melinda Porter, MA
LPC-S, AASECT CST
Melinda Porter, MA, LPC-S, CST is a counselor in Carrollton,Texas and is also licensed in Colorado. Melinda began her career in education, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement. She then went on to pursue a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University. While her teaching career was fruitful and encompassed 13 years, she decided to venture into counseling – an endeavor that will allow her to work with individuals and their families as a unit. She opened MCP Counseling in 2014 and has been providing care for clients in all communities since that time.
In 2019 she decided it was time to add more clinicians to her company in order to help a larger population. Melinda selected counselors that are congruent with her welcoming, non-judgmental environment.
Melinda, as an AASECT Certified Sex Therapy, provides services to couples and individuals with diverse sexuality concerns, including – but not limited to – loss of desire; discrepancies in desire between couples; erection or ejaculation difficulties; fetishism; issues of gender identity; issues pertaining to sexual identity and sexual orientation; challenges around orgasm; sexual pain for men and women; vaginismus (contractions of the vagina that prevent penetration); sexuality and chronic illness; sexuality and physical ability; polyamory; trauma and paraphilias. (Please note that MCP Counseling does not work with sex offenders but can make appropriate referrals.)
Melinda is also a trained EMDR therapist. She uses EMDR to help you move through a stuck place, trauma and teaches you skills to stabilize and process from a secure place. Melinda is invested in move at your pace and being present with you in sessions as support.
A therapist for therapists! Melinda understands that therapists need a safe and non-judgmental space to process. She provides room for counselors to discuss personal and professional stresses and trauma that exist when working in our field. By caring for your own wellbeing you will insure your continued emotional presence and availability to your clients. Many therapists work in facilities and environments where a support system is readily available. Many others are stand-alone practices and must seek this needed support.
How do you deal with being the human, wife, husband, child, or friend? Can you be the person that processes as you have a meal with family or friends, or does it move to the counseling role before dinner is done? On a Sunday when you are tired and just need to not think about a story of someone that you are working to find a solution for, can you turn that off?
Your work is so important, let Melinda help you stay present and healthy outside of your office.
Melinda has also worked in the queer community since 2012. Working with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families to process sexuality and gender questions and/or transitioning. She provides safe space and education on the journey to congruency. Her goal is for you to find self-understanding and skills to be at the moment.
Melinda is a well rounded psychotherapist and willing to meet you where you are. To set up an appointment please feel free to schedule via this website’s calendar.
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Hours: Mon – Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 12-7