Sauda Porter, LICSW
Description of Counselor/Practice
I offer mental health therapy for adolescents, adults and parents. You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, racialized trauma or generational trauma that make it harder to function and cope. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities to help bring symptoms down that may be getting in the way of living and functioning the way you want. Each person is different; thus a therapeutic approach should fit you, as an individual.
For too long, the idea of mental wellness was viewed as a luxury only allotted to the few. Someone was considered “strong” if they endured a traumatic or life-changing event, regardless of functionality. We are now beginning to understand that those events can change the way we relate to everything. You may continue to engage in your day to day expectations such as taking care of children, going to work, going to school but you may not be sleeping well, may no longer enjoy things that brought you peace or happiness and you may no longer want to be around friends and family. Sometimes this can lead to contemplating suicide, even if it is just a fleeting thought. After a while, the way you think and feel becomes your every day and you no longer remember how it was before; how you were before. You are not your trauma and your symptoms can be reduced.
I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Sexual Behavior Problems, Parent Counseling and Individual Therapy.
I acknowledge the land that I sit and occupy today as the traditional home of the Duwamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot and Suquamish tribal nations. I take the opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land who are still here.