Krystin L. Porter, LPC, LMFT, NCC

 

Credentials

Master of Arts in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor.  I am also a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Spring Creek Counseling Association.  

Professional Background

In my professional career I have had a wide variety of experiences that I believe have helped to shape my approach to treatment and have added to my clinical experience.  I am currently the Lead Unit 400 Therapist for Adolescents at Kingwood Pines Hospital where my focus is on the needs of acute care patients and their families.  I have a heart for child and adolescent development and the challenges of parenting in our current social climate. Prior to my in-patient experience, I worked with adult clients in a community mental health setting.  During my time as a field-based clinician, I gained valuable experience and insight into the needs of community mental health and experience treating a complex variety of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  In addition to my clinical experience, I have also been an active member of a robust church counseling ministry for the past four years and enjoy counseling from a faith based perspective and integrating a clinical lens with spirituality.  In addition to my clinical experience I am also pursing my Ph.D. in counselor education at Sam Houston State University and have co-taught and guest lectured in several courses in the Counselor Education department.  I am also a consultant providing sports counseling services to intercollegiate athletes and specialize in performance enhancement, athletic identity, and stress management.

Clinical Focus & Treatment Philosophy

My clinical focus is on total wellness of the individual and family system.  As a systemic therapist, I believe that people are best viewed within their context and that an individual is strongly shaped by family issues, both past and present.  I whole-heartedly seek to understand my clients for the diverse individuals they are and promote awareness of self in relation to others.  I seek to provide an atmosphere that is genuine, honest, and compassionate while challenging my clients to move towards healing.  Every day I am deeply humbled that people choose to share their journey with me and my ultimate goal is to help my clients become the people they want to be.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include spending time with my family, traveling, and sports.  As a former college athlete, I have a competitive spirit and greatly enjoy sports, particularly college football and softball.  I also enjoy cooking, learning new skills, and reading.