Sophie Bloch Miller

Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I provide a safe and welcoming space to explore your obstacles and offer strategies to help manifest the fulfilling life you envision.

Client Status




4039 N Mississippi Ave

Suite 305

Portland , 97227


At a Glance


Rate: $125-$190

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2010

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
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My Ideal Client

Are you struggling with the quality of relationships in your life? Do you find yourself repeating familiar patterns that lead to conflict and disconnection? Are you interested in exploring your patterns, learning new strategies, and feeling more hopeful and optimistic about creating satisfying connection in your life? I am passionate about the power of relationships to bolster our well being and am excited to support you (individually or with your partner) in building more effective relating.

My Approach to Helping

You are a unique embodiment of your life experiences, and as a therapist I bring genuine curiosity to know you and understand you, and help manifest your visions and dreams. My goal is to help you live a satisfying and fulfilling life, overcoming patterns that don't serve you. I offer both practical strategies and a supportive and safe environment for processing life and relational challenges. I am certified in Relational Life Therapy, developed by Terry Real, and am completing certification in Healing Our Core Issues model. I additionally draw from mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, nonviolent communication, and more. We will continually assess how things are going and make adjustments to ensure that your investment in treatment is providing you with meaningful outcomes. Clients tend to experience me as warm, accepting, creative, curious, insightful and encouraging. Expect to both laugh and cry during our time together.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I am passionate about helping clients cultivate meaningful and satisfying relationships. I believe in the healing power of relationships, which has inspired my certification in Relational Life Therapy (RLT, developed by Terry Real) as well as in-depth training in Gottman Couples therapy (completed levels 1, 2, and 3 clinical training). I participate in ongoing training and consultation in RLT and find it to be an incredibly effective approach for healing old wounds and "growing up" in a way that allows us to have healthy and deeply satisfying relationships. We will examine and heal early wounds that interfere in the here and now, liberating your adult self to thrive in relationships! The RLT way is honest and direct, including "care-frontation" of ineffective patterns and honing more relational skills. I am continually humbled by the transformation that is possible when people are committed and motivated to make positive changes, especially in the context of intimate relationships.

Techniques I Use


  • Relational  External link

    I am certified in Relational Life Therapy, a model of couples therapy developed by Terry Real.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I utilize a range of mindfulness techniques, such as guided visualizations, various breathing techniques, reflective journaling, present moment sensory exploration and other body based techniques.

  • Eclectic External link

    I draw from therapeutic models such as attachment theory, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, mentalization-based treatment, interpersonal neurobiology, nonviolent communication, narrative therapy, collaborative problem solving, emotional freedom technique and more. Additionally I am completing training and certification in the Healing Our Core Issues model (HOCI) which is focused on healing Developmental and Relational Trauma.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I am a Certified Relational Life Therapy clinician. I work from this model as my foundation and encourage clients to become familiar with the work of Terry Real. We will look at your relationship(s) together, with curiosity and without judgment, to better understand the agonizing patterns that you find yourself in. We will then work from from the inside out and build new skills. I additionally have completed Training in Gottman Couples Therapy (levels 1, 2 and 3).

  • Anxiety External link

    We all feel nervous and anxious sometimes, however many experience elevated states of anxiety in ways that interfere with getting through the day. It's exhausting, both mentally and physically. I have abundant training and knowledge about the somatic/nervous system manifestation of anxiety and will work with you from a body based as well as cognitive (aka thoughts) perspective to help you feel more confident about managing and resolving your anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    I utilize a range of modalities to help address depression symptoms depending on the origin of your struggles and the techniques that resonate with you. We may explore cognitions using CBT, practice visualizations and mindfulness, examine family of origin roots of your feelings and focus on enhancing the quality of support within your relationships.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Self esteem is central to our well being and mental health. It is the life boat for survival during challenging times. I will help to identify and believe in your strengths and overcome old patterns of beating yourself up from the inside. I utilize the therapeutic relationship as well as attachment based treatment to increase insight into self and build strong sense of identity and self worth.

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