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Transformational Education & Psychology


Reduced-Rate Counseling for Men Ages 18-32


Modern Rites of Passage Retreats for Adults & Teens


Social & Emotional Learning Workshops for Educators 



For Men in their Teens & Twenties

Access affordable counseling to support your growth and transformation


I provide individualized 1:1 counseling to men in their teens and twenties  - to help you define and meet your goals in all areas of your life, to navigate your personal, social, or professional challenges with support, and to help you build the confidence and clarity it takes to thrive. 

Click below to learn more about my counseling background and approach, apply for a scholarship, or book a free 30-minute intro session to meet and see if we're a good fit. 

Rites of Passage


Ages 18 and Up

July 24 - 28, 2023

Eastern Sierra, CA


Are you in the midst of a major life transition, and feel like you could use support in navigating the changes in your life with grace and skill? Join us in the wilderness of the High Sierras near Yosemite, California on our next 5-Day nature-based Rite of Passage. Combining counseling psychology, embodiment and mindfulness practices, group facilitation and council, and culminating in a 24-hour solo backcountry experience, you'll leave this retreat with inspiration and clarity.



for Educators, Non-Profits & Youth Development Professionals

Education can be transformational. After working, directing, and designing youth programs for a decade, 5 years ago I shifted my focus to supporting staff and organizations in implementing transformational social and emotional learning practices in programs and schools. 


I offer a range of in-person and virtual workshops on implementing evidence-based and culturally responsive social and emotional learning. Each workshop is experiential and interactive, and can be custom tailored to your specific organizational needs, capacity, and the youth you serve. Educators and staff will leave each workshop with a science-based understanding of the concepts and tools, and multiple specific strategies they can implement immediately to improve social and emotional learning and youth outcomes.

Let’s transform our education system so that we teach the whole child and support our teachers and youth development professionals in the process.

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Hi, I'm Porter...

I bring 15 years of diverse and extensive experience at the intersection of education and psychology, including experience as a teacher in traditional and non-traditional settings, an expert in designing transformative experiences, a professional development facilitator for educators, and a skilled counselor and coach. ​I believe education and psychology are inextricably linked, and work tirelessly (but with lots of naps) to provide thought leadership & support to systems and individuals across the lifespan.​ I offer powerful learning and transformation with 1:1 counseling sessions and design and run expert-led workshops and retreats for adults, educators, and youth programs.

It's a bit hard to put into words - but Porter is the best counselor I've worked with. You can tell that he is extremely intelligent and will be honest with you, but most importantly he is a genuinely kind person and it's easy to feel safe around him. I've felt safe and encouraged to voice any differences in opinion or doubts I have, and I think that is surprisingly rare to find in a counselor. You can tell that Porter has honed his craft, and spent a great amount of time and effort practicing to be the counselor that he is today. I hold his opinion in high regard, and I feel lucky to be his client.

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