Jourdan Porter, MA

Jourdan Porter, MA

Doctoral Candidate

As a therapist, it is my passion to be both a companion and a guide on a client’s journey towards healing, fulfilling relationships, and overall psychological wellness.

Jourdan Porter is a Black, cisgender woman who is a 5th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology as well as a master’s degree student of human sexuality. Jourdan specializes in trauma and attachment therapy. She has extensive experience in working with survivors of sexual trauma and the ways in which it impacts a person’s relationships with themselves and with their loved ones. Jourdan helps survivors regain their sense of self, their ability to connect with their bodies and their partners, and their capacity to have healthy and enduring relationships. Furthermore, in her experience with trauma work, Jourdan has become well-versed in helping clients set boundaries, regulate emotions, and communicate effectively.

In addition to Jourdan’s expertise in working with survivors of a variety of traumas, she specializes in working with marginalized populations, particularly with people of color and those in the LGBTQ+ community. In this work, Jourdan explores matters of identity with clients in relationship to others and to systems.

In all of Jourdan’s work, she centers clients’ needs, desires, and goals as they go through treatment together. This means that when sitting across from her in the therapy room, Jourdan creates a warm environment where she empathically listens to whatever it is that comes to mind or is ailing a client in a given moment. Clients can be assured that she will remain open and curious to their experience as she bears witness to their stories. While Jourdan knows how hard the work of therapy can be, laughter frequently enters the room, too.

I live by the philosophy that
it is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.
I could spend every day
listening to music with my three cats Crispie, Chicken, and Waffles.
As a therapist, I
believe that you are the expert on your own life and that I provide the guidance and nurturance for you to live the life you want and deserve.

Credentials

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Widener University
B.A., Gender and Sexuality Studies, Davidson College
Internship, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County

Affiliations

Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis
Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)

Publications

DONA International Quarterly Magazine

Interests and Passions

LGBTQ+
Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum
Loss due to homicide
Mental illness including Bipolar Disorder and Psychotic Disorders

Specialties