P. Jae Porter, a woman with a heart for God and His people, enjoys the company of people of all walks of life, lifestyles, races, and mindsets. Having grown up the youngest daughter
of a U.S. Marine, she spent her formative years in Japan, and other countries, experiencing life outside of the western world and western thought. She was immersed in various cultures, foods, languages, and, religions.
With the increase of broken relationships and emotional pain, and the distorted self-concept, unplanned pregnancy, and lack of support among the young ladies, P. Jae recognizes the necessity of a listening ear and informed guidance of a trusted mentor, coach, and confidant. Her desire is to be an instrument of grace and transformation to all that she is privileged to encounter.
P. Jae holds an Interdisciplinary Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology (with minor work in Social Work) from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Currently, P.Jae is pursing her Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in Nashville, TN.
She completed her graduate internship at a local community counseling center where she provided services to people in crisis/trauma through individual, couples, and family counseling. She also worked with the metro police department teaching parenting skills/child behavioral intervention and spent some time at the domestic violence shelter counseling children who were victims of domestic violence. Further, P. Jae is certified to administer the PREPARE (pre-marital counseling) and ENRICH (marital counseling) inventories, which include assessment and skill building.
Through the use of Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and troubled relationships.
P. Jae is a Life Coach, motivational speaker, and Spiritual mentor. She aspires to have her own private practice and to develop a personal ministry to help transform the lives of trauma victims.
Her life symbol is the butterfly as it epitomizes transformation, growth, and determination.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter, and participating in–gasp!–extreme sports and adventures!
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (AMP)