Maria Porch, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Altos
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, or with how you view yourself? Do you have problems at work, or are you grappling with a loss? Many times we may feel unhappy, or bland but are not clear about the causes and what we can do. Personal growth is a lifelong process, and at times, choosing to embark in a psychotherapeutic relationship can help. We all have the capacity to better understand ourselves and improve our lives. In our work together, you would begin to understand the relationship you have with yourself and how you navigate other relationships.
I have found following your lead is of utmost importance. I work with a warm and nonjudgmental style and have worked with clients of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds. I offer insight oriented psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and use a strengths based perspective with clients.
I work with adults, adolescents, and families. Parenting and growing up can be tough, and no amount of training can prepare us for all of its challenges. Asking for help can be difficult, but is the first step towards an improved life.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Maria Porch now - (408) 831-3959


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: LCS20764 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers
  • Member Since: 1999
  • Membership: California Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Member Since: 2013


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Parenting, Cultural, Identity Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 09 May 2016
Maria Porch, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Altos

Maria Porch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW