Allison Batty-Capps

Allison Batty-Capps (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


As a practitioner I am curious, open-minded, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I listen deeply to clients with my mind, body, soul & heart.

Client Status





Portland, 97211

3539 N Williams Ave Ste 202c

Portland, Oregon 97227

At a Glance


Rate: $130-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

Are you interested in understanding what your body sensations might be trying to communicate? Are you sensitive to the emotions of others? Are you interested in alternative medicine (reiki, shamanic practices, energy healing, somatic, EMDR, depth psychology)? Do you have a history of trauma? Are you interested in better understanding yourself so you can have more agency in the life choices you make? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions I might be a good fit.

My Approach to Helping

Based on my training and understanding of current neuroscience research, I have seen that the difficult experiences we have are stored in our body in complex ways. I have also seen that based on our past experiences we develop unconscious coping skills that do not always serve us but are attempts to keep ourselves safe. I provide a safe container to explore past experiences, body sensations, coping skills, and belief systems you feel may be limiting you from experiencing your wholeness so you can live a more joyful life. I utilize somatic or body oriented approaches, EMDR, mindfulness practices, parts work, depth psychology, reiki, and shamanic practices to assist you in understanding how your past experiences have influenced your belief systems and body. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and chronic pain.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a PhD Candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. I received my Masters in Counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I studied Jungian Psychology/Depth Psychology. I am licensed with the Oregon State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. I am trained in EMDR, mind/body therapy, somatic and mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems, and trauma treatments. I am also a certified Master Reiki Practitioner and have training in Shamanic healing modalities. Based on my training and education, as well as personal experience, I have seen that an integrative healing approach that utilizes techniques that explore the inner world (imagination, soul, body sensations, etc) as well as outer world (past experiences, culture, society, etc) assist individuals in a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences, leading to a release of patterns of behavior that no longer serve who they want to be.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    Current neuroscience research indicates that EMDR is the best treatment for treating trauma and PTSD.

  • Depth Therapy External link

    Through the use of expressive arts, dream interpretation, and shamanic journeying, I assist clients in understanding the metaphors and symbols present for them. This way of working assists individuals in connecting their unconscious thoughts, desires, and blocks into their conscious mind so they gain a better understanding of who they are. It also assists them in experiencing the numinous which leads to a deeper connection to Self and others.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I am trained in mind/body therapy and mindfulness practices which neuroscience research has shown is effective in treating depression, trauma, and anxiety.

Issues I Treat


  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    I am offering support for anxiety related concerns around Coronavirus. Specifically mindfulness tools to assist you in staying in the present moment

  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in EMDR, which research has shown is the best treatment for treating trauma and PTSD. Neuroscience also shows that somatic and mindfulness practices can help decrease anxiety symptoms associated with PTSD

  • Anxiety External link

    Many of us have experienced difficulty things and/or have current life stressors. Anxiety symptoms are the bodies natural defense mechanism. I work with individuals to help them understand what their body is communicating and how to develop coping skills to decrease the symptoms of anxiety. Neuroscience has shown that mindfulness and somatic practices are excellent ways of treating anxiety.

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