Breanne Porter, PhD
Born and raised in Indiana, Dr. Porter attended college in California and Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Development Psychopathology from Humboldt State University. While studying to earn her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University, she counseled clients of all ages in the contexts of individual, couples, group, and family sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Before joining Selah House, she worked at a Christian-based eating disorder treatment center in Florida where she developed her passion for empowering women and girls in recovery.
Dr. Porter and her husband returned to Indiana to raise their children and be closer to their extended families. In her spare time, she and her family enjoy exploring state and national parks, canoeing, theme parks, planning family parties, and watching science fiction.
At Selah House, she works with families to help them understand what their loved one is going through and what they can do to support her while she is here in treatment and after she goes home. She realizes that eating disorders can affect not just the individual seeking treatment but all those who care about her and that they have a valuable role in the healing process as well.
“I love the warm, relaxed, authentic community we’ve created here at Selah House. I know that everyone I work with is genuinely passionate about what they do and cares about our clients. I’m so proud of the compassion and grace showed to these ladies who come to us in the midst of such a dark and vulnerable time in their lives. We want them to feel like they can be themselves, even on their messiest of days. Going to treatment (and taking a loved one to treatment) shows so much courage, and we don’t take that for granted.”