Miriam Porat (she/her/hers)


I would be honored to hear your story and to support your steps towards feeling a sense of inner-calm and personal empowerment.

Counselor in Madison, WI
Supervised by Shannon Doherty, LMFT

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

With an extensive background in working with children and families in both educational and mental health settings, I have had the privilege of being witness to many personal stories. Our stories of historical trauma, family strife, and significant life events can affect us daily, determining how we interact with the world around us. I support children, families, couples, and individuals, working with my clients to provide individualized support for their specific needs.

My Background and Approach

In order to meet the specific and diverse needs of my clients, I use a client-centered approach to therapy, focusing on the normalization of human reactions and experiences. Life is suffering and life is beautiful, and I find that in order to cope it is helpful to remember that there is room for both. In order to truly meet the needs of my clients, I believe it is important to integrate a variety of treatment methods into my practice. I find that some clients respond to a more reflective therapy that focuses on processing emotions, and others prefer a more directive and problem-solving approach to the challenges of daily life. With the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship, I work together with my clients to provide a space that feels supportive, individualized, and one that will lead to healing and growth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a counselor, I so value the healing potential of human connection. Emotion and suffering are natural reactions to life, and the ability to sit with and process life’s challenges with another person can be a gift. Sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. I strive to be welcoming, open, and empathetic to all clients who walk through the door. It is my job to create a safe space for individuals of diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures, and to notice when my own perspective and biases are hindering the therapeutic relationship.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: Hebrew
  • Rate: $100/session

Reach out to Miriam