Penny Mechley-Porter, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I help clients find an effective way to balance life's struggles with feelings of success and competence. My experience living and working overseas--in a number of other cultures--allows me to be very open to how each of us is shaped and influenced by our life experiences.

I provide a warm and accepting environment that helps clients to face and overcome the issues challenging them. With lots of questions and discussion we figure out how to maximize a client's strengths/areas of competence and to enhance/build up their weaker areas.
(814) 746-3910

Education and experience

I received my Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2007. I worked at Safe Harbor Behavioral Health as a therapy intern and then worked for the Sarah A. Reed Children's Center for 4 years.

I am currently an active member of the American Counseling Association and the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors as well as the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

How I practice

I specialize in a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, parenting, family dynamics, LGBTQ issues, adjustment issues, and grief & loss.

My clientele

 I treat adults, adolescents, and children.

Insurance Plans I accept

  • Aetna
  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • other Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans
  • UPMC

For those with a different insurance carrier and those not covered by insurance, a self pay plan can be arranged.

Contact Information:

phone:   (814) 746-3910
fax:        (814) 746-3912
email:    PennyPorterTherapy@live.com