Jill Diamond de Porras, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
License#: MFC 100000

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for one day, teach a man to fish and he will eat forever”

Jill Diamond de Porras, LMFT

It is truly not known to who this quote can be attributed, but no matter! It is the sentiment which guides my approach to therapy and passion in life which is helping individuals, families, and couples reach their unique potential and authentic life. Growth is an individualized path and it is my role to provide encouragement, guidance, enthusiasm, and support on your journey. My approach to therapy reflects the quote. I can’t give you the answers but I can provide you with empathy, non-judgment, compassion, encouragement, and the tools and resources to guide you towards finding the solutions and direction that are unique to you.

My career has been dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and adults first as a K-12 public school teacher and school administrator and then as a therapist. While working as a teacher and school administrator I specialized in supporting exceptional learners, particularly GATE identified students who were experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood disorders which inhibited their academic and social functioning.

Later, as a school-based therapist I had the opportunity to provide individual, family, and group therapy specializing in social skills, mood regulation, purpose, and resiliency. I participated as a member of a treatment team in a residential and day treatment school to support children and adolescents emotional and behavioral needs to support them in improving their social, behavioral, and academic functioning.

I have a special interest and experience treating adolescents, adults, and families experiencing eating disorders and both substance and process addictions and dual-diagnosis/co-occurring. Addictions in particular impact the entire family and multiple areas of life. Identifying resources and a treatment team to support is particularly necessary with eating disorders and addictions.

Most importantly, I do understand the shame and fear of judgment particular to eating disorders and addictions. As your therapist, you will find me approachable and authentic. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable challenging areas you want to improve while simultaneously being kind and respectful to yourself.

I co-facilitate a weekly eating disorders and body image support group as well as a group for adults and the elderly experiencing chronic pain. Both groups the goal is to provide empathy, compassion, non-judgment, and strategies and resources to cope.

I look forward to working with you.