Dr. Portela has been teaching, mentoring, and training new counselors and seasoned mental health practitioners since 2004. She has taught numerous courses, including Play Therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Human Sexuality, and Marriage and Family Systems. Dr. Portela also has also presented at many national and international conferences.

Are you interested in learning more about any of these topics?

Are you interested in learning more about any of these topics?

Training Offered

The following are some of the topics Dr. Portela has offered training on:

  • Play therapy with grieving children and youth

  • Treating developmental trauma and affect dysregulation
  • The basics of play therapy
  • Healing trauma with sandplay  therapy
  • Connecting with our first language using sandplay and play therapy
  • Play therapy across the lifespan
  • Building a successful private practice
  • Overview of human sexuality
  • Aspects of sexuality that all clinicians need to understand
  • Eating disorder and the Latina population
  • Understanding and incorporating religion and spiritual traditions in therapy with Latinos