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 do not view the symptoms that have led you to seek counseling as pathological. Rather than trying to find something that is wrong with you, I respect the ways in which your body, mind, and spirit may have adapted to survive and cope with difficult circumstances in the past. This adaptation to trauma, oppression, or hurtful past relationships may be emerging now in the form of anxiety, depression, relational struggles, overwhelm, confusion, agitation, or a sense of feeling lost in life.


I view the therapeutic relationship as an opportunity to rework and transform old patterns and adaptations that may be burdening you from the past.  As these learned survival mechanisms and internalized oppressions emerge experientially in therapy, we will work together to allow them to relax and release.  Through this process, I have witnessed many people awaken to a renewed sense of aliveness, liberation, and capacity for self-care and self-compassion.  What was once confusing can then become clear through a trust in one’s own embodied knowing.


I believe that healing and transformation are possible for everyone, and that our human organism possesses its own innate process of regeneration and renewal.  Often we lack the necessary trust in our relationships in order to facilitate this natural, organic capacity for change. I am deeply committed to working with you to create the safety needed for you to bring all parts of yourself forward in this sometimes difficult and challenging process.


I welcome everyone into my practice.  I have worked with people with varied identities and relationships to class, gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, ability, and size.  I have also worked with people across the age span, from children to older adults.  I am committed to continuing to educate myself and explore how our social positions, as they relate to privilege and oppression, impact our life experiences as well as the dynamics in the therapy room.



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,