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Hope Porter, LCSW

Hope is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and play therapist who has spent the past several years working as a trauma-informed clinician providing immediate trauma response and outpatient therapy to children in the Greater Richmond area. With extensive training and experience in trauma-informed care, Hope is passionate about supporting children with post traumatic growth and resilience. As a play therapist, Hope speaks the language of childhood and is comfortable treating children as young as 3. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and schools, and has worked with a variety of populations, including individuals struggling with addiction, intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Hope works with children and adolescents ages 3-18 and utilizes play therapy techniques and sand tray therapy to address a variety of issues to include trauma, family conflict, self-esteem/confidence, mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, and behavioral challenges. She also works with college-age adults and enjoys supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, and phase of life transitions. Hope is LGBTQIA-affirming, educated, and trained. 



Master of Social Work- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Bachelor of Science- Guilford College, Greensboro, NC 



Email: [email protected]

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