Miriane’s Reviews

P.S.

I was diagnosed with PTSD after a traumatic car wreck, in searching for someone to help alleviate and deal with the symptoms I discovered Miriane Portes. She was incredibly instrumental in helping me recover over a several month long period. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help dealing with a troubling memory creating anxiety in their life. She truly is a kind and caring person and in working with her I felt that she was genuine in all aspects of her approach to my problems and emotions.

N.O.

I’m so grateful that I found Miriane Portes at Cary Counseling. She helped me to deal with anxiety I was not able to drive just after few session I was able to drive. She used EMDR and taught me many coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety. I have been to many therapists over the last 20 years and none of them ever addressed the issues I had like she did. She has awesome the way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I saw her for about one month’s twice a week. She recently told me that I didn’t need to have any more visits as we had reached our goal. I never thought I would hear a therapist say that. She said her door is always open if I need her. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for me, she is amazing
I would highly recommend her!

L.B.

M. Portes – Just the best!

C.O.
Miriane Portes is simply awesome: warm, wise, knowledgeable and caring. If you are looking for someone to help you deal with past trauma or to just get out of your own way so you can live life to the fullest, Miri is the therapist for you!!!

D.D.

Miri is a trusted, reliable, professional that has helped our family tremendously.

D.J.

I’m so thankful that I found Miriane Portes at Cary Counseling. She helped me to deal with many traumatic events that I went through as a child. She used EMDR and taught me many coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety. I have been to many therapists over the last 30 years and none of them ever addressed the issues I had like she did. She has a wonderful way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I saw her for about eight months. She recently told me that I didn’t need to have anymore visits as we had reached our goal. I never thought I would hear a therapist say that. She said her door is always open if I need her. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for me. I would highly recommend her!

M.W.

I was so fortunate to have found Mariane Portes at the Cary Counseling Center in Cary. I was seeking out EMDR therapy specifically to help me overcome a PTSD. I had dealt with all of the emotional issues and didn’t understand why I was unable to move past this time in my life. Mariane was AMAZING and so patient, understanding, and insightful. I was made to feel comfortable with her right away and trusted her to take me through the process. For the first time since 1991 I am able to live free from that experience. I never left her office without feeling better than when I entered. Mariane has given me perspective and tools to move forward positively and happier. I also know at any time I can call her and she will make room for me, if needed. She is AMAZING at what she does as well as so enjoyable to be around. THANK YOU 🙂

J.S.

I have been seeing Miriane for quite some time and she has been really great at helping me manage the problem that have been presented in my life. Miriane is very easy to talk to and shows a great deal of compassion and professionalism. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends. As for the office in general, I recently had questions about the billing process and charges. The office manager was prompt at returning my call and took the time to go through my account with me to better understand what portion I was responsible for and what my insurance was covering. Kudos to the office staff as well. Thanks for a great experience.

R.W.

EMDR Therapy with Miriane Portes, was a life-changing, performance enhancing experience. Military, police (and other first responders), as well as anyone who has experienced traumatic incidents in their life can benefit greatly from this treatment. I was looking for an efficient, effective, no-nonsense method of tackling some weaknesses and issues I carried around. This was exactly what I had hoped it would be, and then some. Highly recommended.

A.N.

Miriane Portes is an efficient, patient, and successful therapist. I approached her initially for EMDR treatment of various traumas, and she helped through insightful guidance, sympathetic and forthright coaching, and with productive resources to tackle my traumas. Naturally, I was unsure of the EMDR treatment; however, my unsure expectations were optimistically replaced due to the effective treatment, as well as the confidence and ability of Miriane as a therapist. I highly recommend her to any patient.

J.M.

After being a victim of sexual assault and ptsd someone reccommened emdr therapy to me and referred me to Miriane Portes. She did a wonderful job explaining the process and working with me and after less than two months, I’m doing so much better. For those suffering with ptsd, I highly reccommend talking to someone at Cary Counseling Center about how emdr can help you.

S.R.

My experience, as a client of Miriane Portes, was life changing and wonderful. I am still reaping the benefits of her counseling and especially her use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR.

I came to her about 6 years ago with some general anxiety issues that were interfering with my personal and work relationships. Through her professional guidance and insight, I was able to recall and experience relief from several childhood and teen traumas that had debilitated and colored my thinking, emotions and behaviors. Her ability to facilitate my healing and recovery were at an expert level. I have been able to maintain the beneficial results of her treatments ever since with new insights on how to cope with and eliminate the effects of the “buttons” that occasionally trigger those old cognitive-emotional events.

Miriane is a consummate professional and a wonderful counselor. I highly recommend that anyone who suffers from PTSD, anxiety disorders, or the stresses of everyday life contact her immediately. She is wonderful.

O.T.

I had an eye-opening, wonderful experience with Miri Portes when dealing with some past unresolved traumas. Not only was she very caring and understanding, she used a technique called EMDR. I had amazing results within just a few sessions. Additionally, I’ve gone to her to discuss and work through many family and other issues and always felt better afterwards. She always has good counsel or helps me find my own solutions by listening, supporting and encouraging me. I encourage others to seek her out whenever you need counseling. You will be happy that you did!