My mission is to revolutionize the ways we think about and experience education and personal development
Porter has been obsessed with the question “How do we learn and grow across the lifespan?” for the past 15 years. For well over a decade, he has combined his passions for psychology, education, and facilitation, teachings hundreds of students aged 5-70 in schools and out of schools, and spent years designing, directing, and facilitating rites of passage programs to support youth and their families in making healthy transitions. For the last five years he has worked across the U.S. on the cutting edge of social and emotional learning is public schools and youth programs, consulting major urban school districts and state governments and training hundreds of teachers and youth workers across the country. Porter is currently pursuing his graduate degree in counseling psychology at NYU as a way to bring more impact to his work and to sustain community transformation, while running a reduced-rate counseling practice and pioneering contemporary rites of passage programs for teens and adults.In his free time, he travels the world, makes music, hangs out with cats,, and spends time with community. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
2023 - Present
Porter Eichenlaub LLC
Runs and offers reduced-rate counseling services focused on men in their teens and 20s struggling with depression, anxiety, life path, and existential and spiritual questions. Facilitates contemporary Rites of Passage retreats across the U.S. for youth and adults. Consults and facilitates custom workshops on Social & Emotional Learning.
2019 - Present
Senior Field Consultant
The Forum for Youth Investment's David P. Weikart Center
Senior consultant for one of the largest youth development intermediaries in the country. Consults and trains nationally to develop and implement online and in-person trainings and coaching services to support the professional development of directors, managers, and frontline staff in youth development organizations, with a focus on Social & Emotional Learning.
Social & Emotional Learning Project Manager
School's Out Washington
Program Manager & Senior Field Guide
Rite of Passage Journeys
Lead program manager, consultant, workshop developer & trainer for a large non-profit bringing social and emotional learning to youth-serving organizations in partnership with school districts across Washington State.
Lead program designer and backcountry field guide for 1-3-week long intensive personal development & leadership backpacking programs for youth ages 10-18.
Education & Credentials
New York University | 2023 - Present
M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness
Currently Pursuing Degree & Licensure
Vital Psychedelics Training | 2023 - Present
Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies & Integration
Currently Pursuing Certificate
Internal Family Systems Therapy Institute | 2022 - 2023
Elementum Coaching Institute | 2022 - 2023
Interchange Counseling Institute| 2014 - 2015
Antioch University Seattle | 2007 - 2010
B.A. in Education & Psychology