Porsha’s ability to work so well with couples in crisis stems from her own personal history. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of California at Berkeley, she married her college sweetheart who became a professional basketball player. Yet her life as a pro sports stay-at-home spouse abruptly ended when her husband suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack. Six months prior, her mother lost her battle with cancer at the age of forty-nine. Left with a six-year-old son, and no source of income or support, Porsha went back to school to pursue her passion in psychology and counseling. She graduated at the top of her class and received her Master of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Atlanta and is currently a clinical member of the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.