Tara Porter

Tara Porter is a Licensed Resident counselor at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center. She graduated from Norfolk State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s in community counseling. She has over ten years of experience in the mental health field. She began her career as a Qualified Mental Health Professional for children and adults in 2013 before expanding into outpatient therapy in 2022.

Tara is committed to assisting individuals with learning how to implement needed coping skills to manage the struggles of everyday life. She is driven by collaborating cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a talking therapy that helps clients solve problems and manage symptoms by changing their way of thinking and behaving, and
solution-focused therapy, which is a goal-directed approach to change through direct observation of her clients and their responses to constructed questions.

Tara’s passion for therapy is catapulted by observing adults and children who require therapy or attempt therapy struggle to connect with therapists because they are unrelatable. She believes therapy should be attainable by all who desire or require a need to talk to someone.

Her motto is “change is inevitable; therefore we must adapt in every way possible.”

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We at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center are working to keep our office open and accessible while continuing to provide excellent care. We take our responsibility to you, our clients, as well as our employees very seriously.

We are following and have implemented recommendations from the CDC/MDH including increasing the frequency of disinfecting public areas and offices. We are encouraging our employees to stay home if they are not feeling well. Similarly, if you or a loved one have been affected by COVID-19, in that you are experiencing signs or symptoms like a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone experiencing these symptoms or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days we would ask you to please stay home and change your appointment to a video telehealth session, which can take place from the comfort of your home.

Video sessions, or telehealth, are covered by your insurance in the same way it would cover a face-to-face session and are HIPPA secure. NO downloads are required and it’s easy to access by computer or smart phone with just a few clicks. Our staff will gladly walk you through connecting to the video platform should you have any questions.

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We will inform you of any changes to our business practices as updates occur from CDC/MDH.

We know that the media’s current focus on COVID-19 and the risks and potential impact can exacerbate fear, anxiety and depression for many. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care while partnering with you in your therapeutic journey toward hope and healing.