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

Please check back for upcoming groups.  There are no current group offerings.  


Previously offered groups:

Mindfulness Skills Group co-facilitated by Paul LeBars


Affordable East Bay Somatic Psychotherapy Relational Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy Holistic Therapy Mindfulness Oriented Therapy Individual Therapy Couples Therapy Family Therapy Child Therapy Anti-Oppression Focus Body Centered Therapy Attachment Therapy Sliding Scale Therapy Healing from Abuse and Trauma Sensorimotor Psychotherapy AEDP Sexual Abuse Sexual Assault Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Queer and Trans* transgender femme gender queer gender non conforming agender sex worker friendly sex positive poly bdsm kink Oakland Berkeley Alameda Albany El Cerrito Emeryville Bay Area Self-Esteem Relationship Issues Inner Critic Shame Anger Anxiety Depression Dissociation Body Positive



Do you…

Long to feel more present?

Desire Close Relationships, but Push Them Away? 

Alternate Emotionally Between Anger, Sadness, and Numbness?  

Often Feel Like Little Things Cause Big, Out of Control Reactions? 

Feel Overwhelmed by Your Feelings?  

React Intensely to Even Small Triggers or Events?

Feel Out of Control and Want More Choices About How to Respond?

This 6 week skills group is inspired by the work of Marsha Lanahan, the creator of Dialectical Behavioral Skills Therapy (DBT). We will explore and practice skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. 

We welcome anyone who feels drawn to join this group to call us to schedule an intake at: (510) 488-4213. The group fee is $35 per week (some sliding scale spots available). Starts September 17th, 2014 from 4:30 to 6pm at Still Waters 444 34th St, Oakland CA


Paul LeBars (IMF78250 supervised by Mary Owen LMFT14190) offers Holistic, Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy in the East Bay Area. He holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from JFK University, and has a strong interest in supporting clients to feel more empowered in their lives. Paul works with elders, adults and teens. Contact: (510) 488-4213,

Miranda York (IMF79737 supervised by Rawna Romero LMFT 41466) offers trauma-informed somatic and relational therapy with an anti-opression lens. Miranda has four years of experience facilitating DBT groups for teenagers in a dual diagnosis, residential treatment setting. Miranda works with adults, teens, and children. Contact: 415-364-3072,

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,