Practitioners

At Somatic Center Portland

Psychotherapy

Dr. Alissa Bazinet, PHD

Licensed Psychologist

 

Alissa Bazinet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing at Somatic Center Portland, LLC.  She specializes in mindfulness-based, emotion-focused, and holistic psychotherapy methods to working with adults with histories of trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain/illness.  She also has background and experience in supporting individuals to integrate non-ordinary states of consciousness (induced through substances or otherwise), and is passionate about harm reduction approaches to working with substance use. 

 

Contact Info

Website: www.heartcentrichealing.com
Email: alissa@heartcentrichealing.com
Phone: (503) 272-1713

Lesley Burke, L.P.C., ATR

Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist

 

Lesley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR), and her practice currently focuses on trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, and non-ordinary states of consciousness, including those induced by the use of psychedelics.  Lesley’s intention is to create a trauma-informed, non-judgmental healing space for all clients.  Lesley is also a certified yoga teacher and may incorporate mindfulness, breath, and body awareness into sessions when appropriate to facilitate relaxation and grounding.  

Lesley works with individuals 18 and over providing the following services:

  • EMDR: an evidence based treatment for trauma and PTSD 
  • Integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness, including psychedelic experiences
  • A harm reduction approach to substance use. 

 

Contact Info

Website: https://lesleyburkelpc.com/
Email: lesleyburkelpc@gmail.com
Phone: 503-459-1675

Timothy Crespi, LPC, CADC

Professional Counselor, Owner, Community Organizer

 

Timothy Crespi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Somatic Center Portland, LLC. He works with both individuals and couples struggling with PTSD, major life transitions, relationship challenges, and addictions.

 

Contact Info

Website: www.timothycrespi.com
Email: timothy.crespi80@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 754-5275

 

Brian Hannah, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

 

Brian Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals from an integrative therapy approach. Brian is poised to serve a wide variety of people and situations, and specializes in grief and loss, difficult life transitions, coping with chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and integrating experiences of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Brian is passionate about providing a supportive and therapeutic presence for those who are seeking an empathetic, reflective, and healing space in which to explore their relationship with themselves and others. 

 

Contact Info

Website: https://www.brianhannahcounseling.com/
Email: brian.hannah.counseling@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 850-8518

 

Gina Gratza, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

 

Gina Gratza is a licensed marriage and family therapist and works with individuals, couples and families through a systemic and holistic lens. She works with body image, self-worth, intimacy/ sexuality, eating disorders, trauma and healing relationships to the self and with others.

 

Contact Info

Email: ginagratza@gmail.com
Phone: 503-278-5671

Ira Karon, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

 

Ira Karon is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern working with adults, teens, and families. Ira specializes in serving the LGBTIQ community and working with transitions (relationship, career, identity), developmental trauma, psychosomatic issues, anxiety, and depression. Ira’s approach is grounded in an integrative somatic orientation and in addition to talking utilizes tools including body awareness, breath, and movement to support therapeutic progress. Ira has experience providing therapy services in diverse settings including community mental health, public schools, psychiatric emergency/crisis, and wilderness therapy.

 

Contact Info

Website: www.somatictherapypdx.com
Email: ira@somatictherapypdx.com
Phone: (503) 367-4835

 

Rachel Raphael, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Rachel Raphael is a relationship specialist who supports couples, adult families and individuals toward creating relationship health. Areas of expertise include premarital/precoupling counseling, communication skill-building, infidelity recovery and navigating separation/divorce/family blending. She is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C), EMDR, Family Systems Behavioral Therapy and the mindfulness-based Hakomi method.

 

Contact Info

Website: www.rachelraphaelcounseling.com
Email: rachel@rachelraphaelcounseling.com
Phone: (503) 805-1566

Laura Riley, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Laura Riley is a holistic oriented Licensed Professional Counselor. She honors the interconnection of the mind, body and spirit. Laura is EMDR certified and level II trained in  Sensorimotor (somatic-based) therapy. She also integrates other mind-body approaches including mindfulness, breathwork, expressive arts and Reiki. Laura’s passion is to offer a safe and supportive space for her client’s to feel empowered to heal, grow and be their wholeness. 

Laura works with individuals and groups 18 and older and specializes in trauma resolution, PTSD, attachment, pre-verbal trauma, sexual abuse, women’s issues, grief/loss, relationships/intimacy, integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness including psychedelic experiences and shamanic journeying, LGBTQ issues and empowerment for empaths.
 
Groups currently:
Mixed Gender Interpersonal Process Group, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 630-830pm
Support, Express and Empower (SEE) Group for Empaths, 3rd Tuesdays, 730-9pm
Women’s Integrative Trauma Recovery Tools for Embodied Empowerment Workshop, upcoming in March

 

Contact Info

Website: www.coalescecounselingservices.com
Email:coalescecounseling@gmail.com
Phone: 503.946.6530

Juliana Wallace, LCSW, RYT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Therapist

 

Juliana Wallace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) she studied Social Work at the University of Central Florida and graduated from the Yoga Conservatory at Yoga Refuge. Her professional career has been focused in social justice, anti-oppressive practice, and supporting vulnerable community members in Portland. Her current private practice was created to provide individual counseling, supervision, training, and consultation. A life long learner and regional teacher of Trauma Informed Care her current clinical practice is grounded in the connection of trauma and cultural stress to coping skills. Using self-reflection, mindfulness, harm reduction and promotion of safe spaces to practice vulnerability. Juliana provides integration of altered states of consciousness including psychedelic experiences, support in an exploration of substance use patterns, anxiety, and extreme emotional states.  

 

Contact Info


Email: jwallacelove@gmail.com
Phone: 

Acupuncture

Aram Levendosky, L.Ac., MAcOM

Licensed Acupuncturist

 

Aram is a licensed acupuncturist and holds a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. His undergraduate degree in religious studies from UC Santa Barbara prompted his travels to Japan where he lived for four years and was a Buddhist monk.

Aram’s time as a monk inspired him to study acupuncture as a way to help others, and to fulfill his purpose to bring about a healthier world.

 

Contact Info


Website: www.aomhealth.com
Phone: (971) 269-4191

Body Work and Massage Therapy

Chris Browne, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, Craniosacral worker

 

Chris graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 1999 and has been working as a LMT ever since. He is trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Integrative/Intuitive, Craniosacral, and Reiki therapies. He appreciates the level of presence that occurs with his clients, focusing on their physical and emotional concerns while allowing his hands and intuition to provide the most nurturing and beneficial care possible at that moment. He thrives on making people feel better in their own bodies, and is passionate about movement in all its forms, styles and modalities. Chris feels that massage offers a viable path for achieving physical health, freedom, flexibility, ability and well-being in pursuit of living a happier, healthier life.

Contact Info

Website: www.dancingdragonmassage.com
Email: cb@chris-browne.com

Caitlin Capistran, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Caitlin is a trauma-informed bodyworker who takes a holistic approach to working with the body. Caitlin works with a deep understanding of the interconnection between body, mind, and spirit; she uses gentle hands-on treatment techniques to restore balance and ease within the body. Her work supports people experiencing tension, pain, fatigue, chronic illness, and mental health issues.

 

Contact Info

Website: www.feelingcentered.com
Email: FeelingCenteredbodywork@gmail.com
Phone: 503-479-8349 

Naturopathic Medicine

Amy Beth Johnson, N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor

 

Dr. Amy Johnson combines cutting edge science with ancient wisdom and common sense therapies to care for people with a wide range of concerns. Her emphasis centers around getting her patients healthy enough to care for themselves so they need her only for tune-ups and major life events. 

Dr. Johnson is particularly conscious of meeting patients where they are and holding space for them throughout the process of finding and maintaining wellness. 

She utilizes a broad toolbox of modalities with a foundation of nutrition, botanical medicine, and classical homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a passion for her as this medicine fosters the development of each individual’s uniqueness. She enjoys the connections created with her patients and the successes they have in overcoming deep seated obstacles. 

Dr. Johnson is Board Certified by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners. In 2004 she received her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. She completed five years post doctorate studies in classical homeopathy with Drs. Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenburg of the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH).

She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, where she received her BA in microbiology and public health, igniting a fascination for the intricate balance of life. She gained an appreciation for the essential nature of the matrix of microorganisms in our digestive tract, believing this to be the key to optimal health. 

Her foundation in natural healing came from an apprenticeship with renowned healer and educator Daniele Laberge in the Eastern provinces of rural Quebec. With Ms. Laberge’s mentorship on her biodynamic herb farm, L’Armoire Aux Herbes, Amy learned a down-to-earth approach to holistic health care.  

Contact Info

Website: www.BlueHouseHealth.com
Email: dr.amy@bluehousehealth.com 
Phone:  (971) 808-3507

Yoga and Movement Instructors

Within 1-2 months we will be interviewing yoga/movement instructors to lead yoga classes on the rooftop during the summer months. Please send inquiries by filling out the form below, or sending an email to somaticcenterportland@gmail.com

Interested in renting space?

We have part-time, beautifully furnished office spaces available for somatic oriented therapists, psychologists, and counselors. We also have two spaces available for Acupuncturists, massage therapists, and craniosacral workers.

All spaces are rented by 6, 12, 18 or 24 hours per week. Please inquire by sending us some info about yourself and what you are seeking to: www.somaticcenterportland@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!