OVER MY TWENTY YEARS of professional experience, I have worked with a variety of individuals from various cultural backgrounds with diverse life experiences. I have dedicated my life’s work to helping people improve the quality of their lives through by:

This is accomplished in a warm, relaxing environment of unconditional acceptance and confidentiality. I find nothing more gratifying than achieving this end.

I look forward to working with you.


Office Location
Dr. Porter treats patients at his office conveniently located at 5 West 86th Street, just off Central Park West in Manhattan. The M86 bus, and the B and C trains stop right outside the office. (photo of office)

Professional Affiliations
Dr. Porter is a member in good standing with the New York State Psychological Association.

Dr. Porter also works closely with top New York City psychiatrists when psychopharmacological intervention is considered.

Professional Fees
Dr. Porter works on a sliding scale and fees depend on service provided.

Dr. Porter is no longer a participating provider of any specific network. However, he does accept assignment as an out-of-network provider, with the patient responsible only for the co-insurance payment.


Dr. Porter worked for several years as a bilingual (Spanish) psychologist at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, and later at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center. He has been in private clinical practice as well since 1987.

Therapeutic Orientation
Although Dr. Porter’s clinical training was in psychoanalytic (Freudian) therapy, he has developed an eclectic approach over the years that tailors treatment to the needs and desires of the patient. Some individuals seek change/personal improvement that comes with increased self-understanding and awareness, others prefer a more symptom-focused approach via cognitive-behavioral techniques. Dr. Porter works with adolescents, adults and couples.

Dr. Porter earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University after having studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and getting a Masters degree from the University of Grenoble, France. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University.

Dr. Porter has conducted countless evaluations and treatment of personal injury patients (No-Fault and Workman’s Compensation). He is certified by the Workman’s Compensation Board to conduct treatment and Independent Medical Examinations of patients injured at work. He has performed utilization (peer) reviews on thousands of cases.

Dr. Porter is an expert in clinical and educational assessment. He has performed numerous psychoeducational evaluations for the Board of Education of New York City, both in English and Spanish. He also evaluates children for admission to gifted and talented programs.

Expert Witness
Dr. Porter has been certified as an expert in Manhattan, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, and Nassau counties. He has testified in hundreds of cases, both for plaintiff and defense. Issues include disability, medical malpractice, medical necessity, and child custody. He has also testified on behalf of the state in criminal cases.

• Spanish
• French