Miranda York

Miranda York

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I specialize in working with people who've experienced childhood trauma. I'm glad you're here and hope this information is helpful for you.

Client Status

accepting clients



4401 SE Tenino St

Portland, OR 97206

431 30th St

Oakland, Oregon 94609

At a Glance


Rate: $180

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed. I am trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy techniques, as well as various somatic techniques for trauma. I am warm and interactive. The therapy relationship can serve as a safer space to discover your old patterns of relating and try out new ones. I listen to you deeply, trying to hear what you are saying between the lines and work to empathically understand your inner conflicts and elaborate on unconscious dynamics that may be driving difficult patterns in your life. We will work together to explore the root causes of your struggles, to release these patterns and help you move towards more freedom, liberation, and ease in life. I work with couples to understand attachment conflicts, and I can also work with attachment in open relationships and polyamorous arrangements. Sometimes old traumas can cause reactivity and repetition in relationships, and we will explore this to enable more connection.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold the following credentials: Master's degree in Somatic Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies, Bellevue Community College Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training for the Treatment of Trauma- Level 1 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)- Level 3 EMDR- Basic Training Parts 1 and 2

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I offer EMDR for phobias and trauma. Some people who have more difficulty being open in traditional talk therapy may respond well to EMDR, in my experience.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I use mindfulness to guide you to understand your body's natural impulses that may have been suppressed due to shock traumas, relational traumas, or social conditioning. These natural impulses can help us understand the adaptive actions we need to take in life that flow naturally from our emotions.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    We will explore patterns of relating you learned in your family of origin and how these show up in your current relationships. This could take the following forms, for instance: how you expect others will receive you, what emotions and responses you automatically inhibit or express, what behaviors you typically engage in. This can illuminate unconscious programming and liberate more options.

Issues I Treat


  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    I am familiar with various forms of relationships and enjoy working with people in couples, triads, or other non traditional arrangements. I also work with friends seeking therapy together and other relational dynamics.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I enjoy working with historical and ancestral trauma and consider the impact of the cultural, social, and political context of your life and the lives of your parents and grandparents. This has an influence on all of us, and I believe it's important not to just look at the nuclear family as an isolated, apolitical unit with singular influence on our psychology, but to consider the broader context

  • Sexual Abuse External link

    I work with adults who were sexually abused as children. I also work with adults who have experienced sexual abuse from intimate partners.

  • PTSD External link

    PTSD can happen from a variety of adverse childhood and adult experiences. This can occur from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as chronic poverty, oppression, addiction or growing up with a mentally ill or addicted parent. Complex PTSD occurs when we experienced more than one trauma (such as in the case of chronic childhood abuse).

  • Bipolar External link

    Bipolar disorder can show up in a myriad of ways. Bipolar can manifest in: depressed agitation, a feeling of being on edge, difficulty with focusing and challenges with executive functioning, or you might think you have a personality disorder. I work with Bipolar 2 disorder and other low and mid spectrum bipolarity.

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