Miriam Porat

Therapist, MFT

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Miriam Porat
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life - Tara Brach

Why Miriam Porat chose to be in the helping profession

Jewish Therapist in Madison, WI

As a counselor, I so value the healing potential of human connection. Emotion and suffering are natural reactions to life, and the ability to sit with and process life’s challenges with another person can be a gift. Sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. I strive to be welcoming, open, and empathetic to all clients who walk through the door. It is my job to create a safe space for individuals of diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures, and to notice when my own perspective and biases are hindering the therapeutic relationship.

With an extensive background in working with children, adults, and families in both educational and mental health settings, I have had the privilege of being witness to many personal stories. Our stories of historical trauma, family strife, and significant life events can affect us daily, determining how we interact with the world around us.

I support children, families, couples, and individuals, working with my clients to provide individualized support for their specific needs. I would be honored to hear your story, to help you to process and cope with life’s challenges, and to support your steps towards feeling a sense of inner-calm and personal empowerment.

Therapist serving the Jewish community in Madison, WI


  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Strength-Based


  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career Issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dating
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Dynamics
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality issues & disorders
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Premarital counseling
  • Prenatal, perinatal, & postpartum mental health
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Social Skills
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken

English Hebrew

People I work with

Children (6-12) Adolescents (13-18) Adults Elders (65+) Individuals Families Groups Couples

Personal religious affiliations


Miriam Porat's experience working with the Jewish community


Wisconsin, USA

3 years in practice


Marriage and Family Therapist Training License by Wisconsin 2019. License number 705-228
Professional Counselor Training License by Wisconsin 2019. License number 4359226


Masters of Science in Counselor Education by University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2019
Bachelors of Science in Special Education by University of Wisconsin Madison 2012

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Free consultation
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale

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