Anjuli Shah-Johnson

Anjuli Shah-Johnson (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I am passionate about listening to the messages of the body and love working with clients who are curious about visceral ways of knowing.

Client Status




5014 NE 15th Ave

Portland, 97217

At a Glance


Rate: $200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2004

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Any of these sound familiar? Have an amazing talk therapist but want to add somatic/body-focused work to your healing Feel like you don't quite belong even though you are connected to others Are a parent and want to break the cycle of trauma (or feel stuck in a parenting pattern that doesn't feel like you) Your body seems to be stuck in an old pattern even though you have a ton of insight into your life Want something different than traditional talk therapy and are curious Find animals soothing

My Approach to Helping

Each person I work with comes in with their own story including personal and family history, cultural perspective and systemic experience. Using my education and experience as both a clinical social worker and massage therapist, I integrate therapeutic touch, talk therapy and bodywork (craniosacral and orthobionomy techniques) into work with clients who choose to work with me. I see mental health as being interconnected to our experience in our bodies and work alongside clients to touch into and reconnect emotions and embodiment. Luna, a 2 year old pup, offers animal assisted therapy two days a week. Her calm demeanor and nervous system offer another layer of somatic settling for those who feel comfortable and seen by dogs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experience providing counseling to adults, adolescents and families. I have worked in non-profit, health care and mental health settings in Chicago and Portland. I am especially passionate about working with BIPOC and mixed race clients and those who work as therapists, massage therapists or other healthcare professionals.

Techniques I Use


  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    Dually licensed as a clinical social worker and a massage therapist, I have continued training with Kathy Kain in a modality called Somatic Regulation and Resilience completing certification for using this modality in the treatment of developmental trauma. I have also worked with Carol Gray with a focus on integrating craniosacral work as a means of releasing emotions and patterns that are no longer serving us from the body.

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