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PsyD, LCPC Dr. Annette Burns Porter

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Annette Burns Porter is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PsyD, LCPC
Years in Practice: 21
State: MD

I am very collaborative in my work and believe that the client is the expert when it comes to his/her own life experiences. I work with each client to help them develop more satisfying interpersonal relationships and guide them toward making the changes they desire to accomplish their personal goals.

I have 20 years of experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with populations varying across the life span and from culturally diverse backgrounds. I use an Integrative therapeutic approach according to the client’s individual needs. My areas of practice include individual and family therapy. My areas of specialty are anxiety, mood and adjustment disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, family conflict, relational issues and life transitions (i.e. loss, phase of life issues). I also provide trauma-informed treatment for adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors.

My educational background includes a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Virginia. I have a B.A. in Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland at College Park.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Dr. Annette Burns Porter

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Dr. Burns is a supportive and caring counselor that always has my best interest in heart.

Jan 17, 2023


Great at everything she does for me.

Sep 07, 2022


Dr. Burns Porter is an excellent therapist. She listens and gives positive feedbacks.

Sep 02, 2022


Very caring and easy to share my feelings and thoughts with her

Sep 02, 2022


I would have given a10 for how likely I’d recommend BetterHelp but my first therapist was not someone I’d recommend.

N.A.·Jul 25, 2022


Dr. Porter is a great listener and makes excellent and practical recommendations for how to work through issues that I was dealing with. I found her to be instrumental in getting to a place where I felt more in control of my daily emotions.

B.I.·Jun 28, 2022


Dr. Burns Porter is incredibly empathetic and helps me see my life situations in realistic ways which helps me sort through my emotions better. I highly recommend her.

L.I.·Mar 13, 2022


Dr. Burns Porter will leave you feeling lighter and refreshed. She’s a warm, kind face and listens intently to your feelings, worries and fears. I can’t wait for our next video chat and wish I could hug her through the phone!

E.M.·Feb 16, 2022


I’ve had 3 sessions with Dr. Burns and she has been very helpful. She gives me strategies to use and listens to me. Dr. Burns is great!!

L.O.·Jan 28, 2022


One thing I love about working with Dr. Burns Porter, or Annette as I normally call her, is that she really has a comforting warm energy that makes it easy to open up. She has knowledge on many different topics and knows the right questions to ask. Instead of directly sharing her opinion, she leads you to question your own thinking when needed.

S.A.·Jan 19, 2022


Dr. Annette Burns Porter offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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