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Kimberly Porter

Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Kimberly Porter

Recognizing and asking for help for mental health needs requires courage and strength. I honor that courage. I would like to introduce myself so that you can assess whether I am a good fit for your therapeutic work. I believe that you are the expert on your life and will strive to foster a nonjudgmental, safe environment for you to claim your ability to offer yourself trust and compassion. I will support you in your journey to allow yourself to be human, heal past wounds, and discover your authentic self. We will work to build relationships with your yourself and others that provide connection, purpose, and meaning.

I work with children, teens, and adults. I take a person-centered, strength-based approach that integrates other treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, and ACT to fit your needs. I am willing to help with a variety of mental health difficulties. I am passionate about working with perinatal mental health and individuals that have experienced trauma.

Gabriel Marcel said, "Hope is not a passive waiting for something to happen, but an active participation in the unfolding of a future that we ourselves help to create." I embrace the conviction that both darkness and healing are real. I am not afraid of darkness. I will sit with you in your pain and compassionately walk with you on the journey to healing.


  • Social Studies Education, B.S. (2004) Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • Master of Social Work Utah State University (2023)

Areas of Interest

Grief and Loss associated with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant loss
Life Stages and Transitions

License and Credentials

Board Certified Licensed Master Social Worker (2023)

Professional Affiliations

National Assocation of Social Worker's (NASW)
Trainer for Idaho's HOPE Conquers ACES
Authorized Facilitator for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children


I have a background in education and have spent many years working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I recently graduated with my Master's in Social Work degree from Utah State University. I feel at “home” with the social work core teachings and values and how they align with how I view life and people. This includes treating people with dignity and respect, recognizing strengths and resources, and treating the whole person within their environment. 

I am particularly interested in working with individuals experiencing depression, different life adjustments and who have experienced trauma. I have a special interest in helping those with trauma navigate the world of parenting in a way that attunes to their inner strength and truth.  An area where I intend to focus my training is in perinatal mental health including losses associated with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. I use a generalist approach that is person-centered and utilizes varying modalities. I have been furthering my training in ACT therapy and child-centered approaches. I work with both children and adults.

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