“You may not control all the events that happen to you,

but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 
― Maya Angelou


​If you are an adult seeking psychotherapy, Dr. Portela can assist you in opening yourself to give and receive love and pleasure more freely.

​If you are a parent worried about your child, you will learn how to raise him/her to thrive, prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and help your kid achieve optimal growth and development.  

If you are a couple, Dr. Portela can help you create emotionally warm relationships and sexual happiness.

​If you are a professional seeking supervision or consultation, Dr. Portela will guide you to grow and develop yourself as a professional and your practice.


Services provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  



Please see the services page for more information.

Vida Counseling

Child, Adult, Family, & Couples Psychotherapy

Dr. Portela's office is located at:

6512 Six Forks Rd, suite 403B Raleigh NC 27615 By Appointment Only. 
919-591-0800
drportela@vidacounseling.org

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Photos by Erika Doss