John Porterfield,MFT and Jungian Analyst

John Porterfield,MFT and Jungian Analyst

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 35445
Secondary Credential: Jungian Analyst - Certified 2006
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Valley Village, California 91607

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My Approach to Helping

I'm a certified Jungian analyst and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 35445), specializing in individual and couples counseling and psychoanalysis. My private practice is located in Studio City, California.

I have over 25 years of experience as a clinician, with expertise in individual and couples counseling. I focus on issues such as life transitions, personal growth and development, relationship challenges, anxiety, stress reduction, depression, gay and lesbian issues, grief and loss, Jungian analysis, active imagination, and dream interpretation.

I also teach workshops on dream interpretation and personal growth. I'm a clinical supervisor, training analyst, and past president of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.

I'm interactive, practical, and focused on finding solutions. I offer support and practical feedback to help my clients address current problems, as well as long-standing patterns that do not serve them well. Working as a Jungian Analyst, I also blend conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon various styles and techniques. I believe in doing what works best for the client, sensitively and compassionately helping each client build upon his or her strengths so he or she can identify and achieve clear goals.

More Info About My Practice

Do you need help with a troubled relationship? Can't seem to solve a problem? Need support moving toward your goals? I help individuals and couples resolve lingering problems, overcome challenges and improve their quality of life.

I offer a caring, safe environment where you can fully express yourself - your conflicts and struggles, your needs and desires. You're free to be completely honest here, because it is honesty that helps you claim meaningful growth and development. I can offer you practical and useful tools for solving conflicts and problems, enabling you to get past that which holds you back, and move into a satisfying, fulfilling life where you feel appreciated and understood.

My 25 years of experience means I can be direct and simple, as well as creative in my responses to your interests and needs. We all typically know, deep down, what we need. I pay attention to what you say and don't say, reflecting your inner wisdom back to you in a way that is practical and often liberating. The way becomes more clear as you decide -- simply and more truly -- to become yourself.

My clients tell me they appreciate the warm, positive, enthusiastic, and caring approach I bring to therapy. I believe we can change ourselves in satisfying, fulfilling ways.

I encourage you to call me for a free phone consultation. I look forward to beginning our work together.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis

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