Houston Graduate School of Theology
ThM, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MAE, Lamar University
Jake Porter is the Founder and President of Daring Ventures Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC. A National Certified Counselor and Certified Professional Coach, he holds multiple certifications in the fields of trauma treatment, sexuality, addiction recovery, and couples counseling. Believing in the inherent worth of every person, Mr. Porter utilizes insights from psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and spirituality to help individuals experience greater healing and freedom in their lives.
Mr. Porter has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Elmira College, a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education and is on track to complete the degree in December 2018. His research involves the intersection of affect regulation theory, neuroscience, and spiritual formation. Jake has taught and presented research on the topics of sexuality, theology, counseling, and addiction recovery around the world.