Welcome to Puzzle Peace Counseling!

A Ponte Vedra counseling practice.


Our practice was founded on the principal that everyone who is hurting deserves to be helped. This includes people with disabilities, challenges, and unique learning and communication styles.

Serving the needs of children, adolescents and adults through individual, group, family and couples therapy, as well as autism-parent coaching.

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Meet Our Therapists

Erin Porter, MS

Erin Porter, MS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor | National Certified Counselor

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Janeen Herskovitz, MA

Janeen Herskovitz, MA

Practice Owner | Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Our Counseling Blog

How To Know If Your Child Needs Counseling

By Erin Porter, LMHC Children do not come with a rulebook. As parents, we often wonder if we are making the right decisions or know what the “right answer” is when our child appears to be struggling. We often try to make sure our child’s medical needs are taken care... read more

5 Ways To Treat Yourself With Kindness

In this blog series I am addressing self-care. Part 1 discussed setting effective boundaries. Part 2 addressed how to live with more intention. The last of my 3-part recipe for starting an effective self-care practice is “treating yourself with kindness”. Why is it... read more

My Top 3 Parenting Tips

The goal of parenting In my experience as a therapist, and as a mom of two kiddos whose needs go above and beyond the norm (whatever that is), there are three things I find myself teaching most often to the moms and dads I help, daily. First let’s get this out of the... read more

The Day I Was A Bad Mom

I have a confession to make. And it’s a biggie. Yesterday I let my 18-year-old autistic son play video games for 4 hours straight. Yes, you read that correctly, FOUR hours. According to the recommended screen-time rules of my helicopter-parenting generation, I am... read more

When Panic Attacks: How to manage your anxiety

When Panic Attacks: How to manage your anxiety. If you’ve ever had the experience of a panic attack, or an episode of extreme anxiety, you know that it can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. It seems to come out of nowhere. Your heart... read more

How To Take Care of Yourself By Setting Boundaries

  In my previous post I identified 3 main ingredients needed to create a healthy self-care practice. I am a visual person, so I created a diagram to help illustrate: Today I’ll expound on the first area: Establishing Healthy Boundaries First let’s talk about what... read more

How To Make Autism Awareness Month Really Count: Part 1

  Every April I am reminded to adorn my house with blue lights, post infographics on social media and give to my “favorite charity”. I field well-meaning comments from family and friends letting me know they are thinking of me, and asking where they can donate in... read more

Giving: Examining Our Motives

  In Part 1, I told my own family’s story, and shared a few of my own opinions about autism awareness month. So, how can you best support a family living with autism? Making Autism Awareness Month count this April means supporting a family who is living... read more

What Families Living With Autism Really Need

  In part 2, I introduced the idea of asking an autism family you love, what they need. This can get tricky. You see, as the mother in an autism family myself, and as a clinician who has spent countless hours with autism families, there’s something I have to make... read more

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