Desiree L. Porter, CMHC

About Me

I love treating trauma and I love watching people heal from their emotional wounds. Whether we have anxiety, depression, or post traumatic stress, we all experience various levels of trauma. I enjoy getting to know people on a deeper, meaningful level, and then peeling back the surface layers of what is seen and exploring the unseen to get to the root of problems. Therapy, done well, is vulnerable and sometimes frightening, but it is incredibly rewarding for my clients and me. I love to watch my clients discover new, wonderful things about themselves as they slowly (or quickly) see themselves in new, hopeful ways.

Education & Experience

I have been a practicing therapist for over15 years and have been a certified EMDR therapist since 2012. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2007.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of the AMHCA as well as EMDRIA and share in an affiliation with the Southern Utah Therapists and Counselors Facebook page

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health

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