John Portolano

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About Me

Throughout my career, I specialized in addiction and in my practice a significant aspect of working with addiction was couples counseling. Too often by the time the addict sought out help their relationships were in dire straits. Helping a couple in a distressed relationship can be as simple as helping resolve communications to as complicated as trying to save the relationship in which there has been infidelity or abuse.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Video


LCSW #SW8292 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by A.U. on Sep 13, 2021 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

He's very understanding and patient. Responds in a very professional manner. Doesn't take sides in a couples session.

Written by L.A. on Sep 03, 2021 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

John is understanding and very thorough. He makes therapy enjoyable.

Written by C.A. on Aug 30, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have just started with John but we we have done we are very happy with him so far

Written by S.I. on Aug 17, 2021 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I think John is very helpful to our relationship. He really listens to our needs as a couple and as individuals. I love that he’s always available and encourages to reach out to him at any time. He’s great, I’m happy that we were able to find him.