Mandy Porter completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she first learned DBT. She completed her clinical internship at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri. Dr. Porter then moved to Salem, Oregon to complete her post-doctoral hours and then work as a licensed psychologist at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) where she provides full fidelity DBT and has increased DBT services throughout OSH. Dr. Porter’s areas of clinical interest include mood disorders, personality disorders, severe and persistent mental illness, and the intersection of forensics and mental health. She also enjoys supervising practicum students and interns. Mandy’s focus has been on providing evidence-based treatments and helping individuals identify and build lives worth living. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her rambunctious dog, spending time with friends, and checking out new restaurants.