Jacob Porter

Lead Professor for the Doctor of Professional Counseling Program
Assistant Professor of Counseling

EdD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lamar University

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

MTh, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

BA, Elmira College

Jake Porter is the Founder and President of Daring Ventures Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC. A National Certified Counselor and Certified Professional Coach, he holds multiple certifications in the fields of trauma treatment, sexuality, addiction recovery, and couples counseling. Believing in the inherent worth of every person, Mr. Porter utilizes insights from psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and spirituality to help individuals experience greater healing and freedom in their lives.

Dr. Porter has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Elmira College, a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology and Doctorate of Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research involves the intersection of affect regulation theory, neuroscience, and spiritual formation. Jake has taught and presented research on the topics of sexuality, theology, counseling, and addiction recovery around the world.

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