Vlasi Vlahosotiros

Vlasi Vlahosotiros (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor


Offering compassionate, focused, and integrated EMDR Therapy & Trauma-Informed Breathwork in the Portland area.

Client Status

accepting clients




At a Glance


Rate: $75-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

I specialize in guiding individuals through Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprogramming (EMDR) Therapy. This powerful approach offers significant relief from those struggling with trauma, negative beliefs about themselves, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and other experiences. Those who benefit most from my approach are curious, motivated, and open to an experiential approach to healing. I look forward to connecting with you soon :)

My Approach to Helping

I offer holistic therapeutic work that is goal oriented, action focused, and clinically informed. My approach to healing is centered around mind-body, somatic therapies including ACT, EMDR, and Breathwork. I studied with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness where I received training in EMDR Therapy with an emphasis on Expressive Arts Therapy. I am also a certified BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System (BBTRS®) practitioner. These powerful, integrated modalities support the unlocking and release of stored muscular tension, physical and emotional trauma, and energetic stagnation that is held in the body. The style of breathwork I practice utilizes circular breathing, movement, sound, meditation, therapeutic touch, and emotional expression to promote healing and release. We'll create a collaborative treatment plan that centers your goals for therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was inspired to pursue this work while embarking on my own healing journey; chronic pain and mental health challenges led me down a winding path of spiritual exploration and deep psychic healing. Due to my own transformative journey, and thanks to amazing mentorship and guidance I’ve benefitted from throughout my life, I firmly believe in our innate potential for healing and growth. I've benefitted tremendously from ACT, EMDR, and Breathwork, and I'm passionate about sharing this work with others. I am nearing the completion of my Master's in Social Work at Portland State University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. On a more personal level, I am an avid gardener and an overall health enthusiast. I am also a deeply spiritual person who nurtures resilient faith that the Great Mystery is unfolding exactly as it should. Thank you for reviewing my profile- I look forward to connecting with you!

Techniques I Use


  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    In the Western World, there is a dominant myth that the mind and body are separate. I specialize in breaking down that myth, integrating the mind and body for the treatment of anxiety, pain, depression, and a myriad of other conditions/motivations. I am a certified BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release (BBTRS®) practitioner and have completed 260+ hours of training through the BBTRS® Institute. My approach is centered around mindful, compassionate somatic awareness.

  • EMDR External link

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR) has become a highly-desired approach to healing acute, chronic, and complex trauma.

Issues I Treat


  • Men's Issues External link

    I am deeply passionate about supporting the development of healthy masculinity and working with men as we navigate complex nature of what it means to be a modern man.

  • Anxiety External link

    I specialize in working with people living with anxiety and OCD. As a person who has experienced personal success in the treatment of my symptoms through somatic work, I offer hope to those seeking treatment and healing.

  • PTSD External link

    Trauma effects us all. EMDR, 78Breathwork, narrative therapy, and parts work are a few of the modalities I utilize to build resiliency in the nervous system and heal through past traumatic events.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    Chronic pain and illness can be incredibly debilitating. I have navigated chronic pain for many years and have become passionate about supporting others through their journeys.

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