Relational Somatic Psychotherapy in Portland, OR and Oakland, CA

Miranda York, OR LMFT T1469, CA LMFT 100415

Recent neuroscience confirms that we are all hard wired to heal and transform, given the right conditions. Together, we will work to honor this potential in order to release the natural capacity for healing within your body, mind, and spirit. Rather than trying to find something that is wrong with you, I respect the ways in which you may have adapted to survive and cope with difficult circumstances in the past. My practice is somatic and relational, and I specialize in working with people who’ve experienced emotional, sexual, and physical trauma. I work with adult individuals, couples, and adolescents. I offer sessions in person in Portland, OR throughout the week and once a month on the weekends in Oakland, CA. I also offer online therapy.

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center


I came into this work out of a desire to transform the cycles of trauma both on an individual and societal level. Destructive elements of history, society, and family are often individually reproduced and internalized. However, individual healing can also have ripple effects that travel back out into the larger socio-political and familial context to transform some of the conditions that contribute to our suffering.


I have completed the Undoing Racism training through the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.  I view trauma and oppression through the lens of intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberly Crenshaw in 1989, and further developed through the thinking and activism of other women of color feminists and transfeminists.  In the context of therapy, this means that I view struggles of race, class, gender, and personal healing/liberation as bound together through the institutions, structure, and fabric of our society.  As a result, I encourage any and all discussion of these issues in the therapy room.


I have a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).  For over 14 years, I’ve been working as a counselor for children, adults, and adolescents. I have been working under the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, in a private practice setting, offering psychotherapy to couples and individual adults, since 2014. Prior to this, I worked as an individual therapist at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy in San Francisco, and as a sand-play/play therapist at an elementary school.  I spent 7 years in the field of drug and alcohol recovery and domestic violence advocacy.  Within that field, I worked with survivors of domestic violence who also struggled with substance abuse and addiction issues, as well as with adolescents as a drug and alcohol counselor in a residential dual diagnosis treatment center.


Miranda York, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100415

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center



Sliding Scale Somatic Psychotherapy East Bay, Affordable Therapy for Trauma and Oppression, Healing from Child Abuse,  Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Addicts, and Mentally Ill Parents, Radical Therapy, Queer, Trans* (transgender, gender queer, gender non-conforming, agender), Couples Therapy, EFT, AEDP, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Holistic Therapy, Relational Therapy, Depth Psychotherapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Therapy for Adolescents and Teenagers, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Body Centered Psychotherapy, DBT, Sex Work, BDSM, Kink, Poly-Aware, Anti-Oppression, Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Alameda, El Cerrito, Emeryville,