junelle barrett porter, mft
Helping everyday people find a new way
Santa Rosa Therapy

Self Trust - Self Esteem - Self Worth - Self Confidence

"You do not become good by trying to become good, but by finding the goodness that is already in you and allowing that goodness to emerge." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Are You Struggling with Self-Criticism or Injured Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence?

Is it sometimes difficult to stop the self-attacks that ambush your goals and undermine sense of inherent goodness? Perhaps you find that you:

  • Get stalled by overwhelm or anxiety about how you will measure up or be perceived?
  • Dwell on mistakes, embarrassments or bad outcomes
  • Choose relationship partners who are not good for you
  • Care too much about what others think

When we are overly distracted by what "isn't right" about ourselves, it is hard to bounce back after something bad has happened. We can become walled-off and numb, behaving in ways that take us further away from what we really want, leading us toward pain in our relationships, work experiences, financial security, causing us to feel anxious and alone.

You can change the way you feel about yourselfSelf-worth issues are prevalent in our culture, and are impervious to income level, ethnicity, gender, age, relationship status, profession or appearance.

Our self-image begins taking shape early in our lives and evolves throughout a lifetime. It is not set in stone; I like to think of it as a work in progress. Brain research in plasticity reveals our innate ability to grow, heal, and self-repair. With support you can make use of this innate ability.

If your beliefs about yourself are depriving you of the joy, aliveness and purpose that you would like to experience in your life, I would like to help you. Together we can work to change the beliefs and behaviors that hold you back from the freedom to:

  • Make choices that truly serve you
  • Make mistakes without self-rebuke or shame
  • Express your thoughts, feelings, needs and wants
  • Take action and risks that make you proud
  • Feel comfortable in your skin ‚Ķeven in the midst of your imperfections and challenges

If you'd like to talk about therapy for these painful issues, I'd be happy to speak with you.


Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counseling - Licensed and Caring

Junelle ...

  • Creates safety
  • Is a licensed therapist
  • Has over 30 years of experience
  • Works collaboratively with you
  • Protects your confidentiality
  • Offers a free 20 minute phone consultation

How do I get started?

Take some time to contemplate your situation. If you feel that you would like to meet me and see if therapy might be helpful for you, I will be happy to provide you a 20 minute phone consultation so that I can get a sense of your needs, answer your questions and provide you with some information about how I work.

If you'd like to speak with me or make an appointment, please call at 707-792-2654.

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Customers Testimonials

These testimonials came to me by way of unsolicited letters and cards from previous clients.

"... I have continued to spend time each week growing and learning. I understand myself so much better now. Thanks to all the effort we both placed on me! And thanks for your patience and persistence with me at the beginning - I was pretty doubtful that therapy would lead to much. I can honestly say that I am more of a father now. I take pride in that. I don't hate anymore. I still hurt sometimes but I like who I am."

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