At Somatic Center Portland

Psychotherapy Practitioners

Dr. Alissa Bazinet

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.

Dr. Bazinet is not currently accepting new clients. 

Lesley Burke

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.  

Phone: (503) 459-1675

Tim Crespi

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.

Phone: (503) 754-5275

Gina Gratza

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.

Phone: (503) 278-5671

Brian Hannah

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.

Phone: (503) 850-8518

Jay Hopkins

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jay Hopkins is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor with 18+ years of experience working in mental healthcare. Integrating a number of therapeutic modalities (Gestalt, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy), Jay’s well-informed approach is holistic, person-centered, relational, down-to-earth and focused mindfully in the here-and-now. Jay enjoys maintaining a diversified clientele, working with individuals of various ages, cultures, sexual orientations and gender identities. Likewise, Jay willingly brings his tenacity, insight, heart, and experience to helping individuals with a variety of personal issues and mental health challenges; and tailors each person’s treatment to uniquely address their particular suffering.

Phone: (503) 577-8115

Laura Riley

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.

Phone: (503) 946-6530

Rachel Raphael

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.

Email: rachel@rachelraphaelcounseling.comPhone: (503) 805-1566

Rebeca Rocha

Clinical Social Worker Associate

Rebeca Rocha is a Clinical Social Worker Associate (CSWA) who has experience
working with domestic violence survivors, unaccompanied immigrant and refugee youth, and individuals experiencing mental health crisis. Her practice focuses on trauma, acculturation, substance use problems, anxiety, and depression. Some interventions used include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. Having come to the U.S. as an immigrant from Brazil herself, she particularly enjoys working with adolescents and adults from different cultures and have a deep understanding of the challenges of adjusting to a new country. In addition, she speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Phone: (971) 336-6001

Alyssa Gursky
MA, LPC Intern

Transpersonal Art Therapist

Alyssa is a Transpersonal Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Oregon. Her style is non-directive, centered on curiosity and compassion. She holds extensive expertise in working with non-ordinary states of consciousness in the clinical environment. She is currently offering psychedelic preparation & integration services, in addition to harm reduction therapy.

Currently, Alyssa is focusing her practice on working with anxiety, depression, anger, and self-esteem. She utilizes somatic based-practices, including mindfulness, ritual, art-based practices, and nervous system regulation to support an individual in befriending their inner world and support their healing journey. LGBTQIA+ aligned, kink-friendly, polyam friendly.

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.


Juliana Wallace

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.


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.  

Phone: (971) 808-3507


Stephen Higgins


Licensed Acupuncturist,
Mindfulness Counselor

Stephen is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and graduate of the META Institute/Hakomi Institute of Oregon. In addition to his clinical practice, he teaches in the Masters of Science in Integrative Mental Health program at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).

He provides effective healthcare to his patients by utilizing precise diagnostic techniques, traditional acupuncture, herbal medicine, and bodywork. He also assists clients with mental-emotional wellbeing and personal development through Hakomi-Informed Mindful Somatic Processing.

Stephen has had success treating patients with acute injuries, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, and heart and lung diseases. He views wellness as a “great journey” and has a particular passion for allying with his patients and clients longer term.

Phone: (503) 893-2139

Katherine Souza


Licensed Acupuncturist

Katherine Souza is a holistic medicine practitioner supporting those going through surgery. Katherine provides integrative pre- & post-operative care, optimizing health for efficient healing and addressing the trauma of surgery.

Phone: (971) 238-7464

Melinda Iglesias Wheeler


Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctorate of Science in Oriental Medicine

Melinda holds Doctorate of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM) degree from the National College of Natural Medicine and is also an assistant instructor of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. During her time in school she studied under Brandt Stickley, L.Ac, immersing herself in the Shen-Hammer lineage. She is currently studying classical herbalism from Dr. Joon Hee-Lee based in the tradition of Zhang Zhong-Jing’s Shang Han Za Bing Lun (Treaties on Cold Damage and Miscellaneous Disease). She is also a student of Classical Acupuncture as taught by Ann Cecil-Sterman. Melinda is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Care is personal, and must be specific and tailored to each individual. Classical Chinese medicine is an entire system of healthcare that engages and invites patients to be more active participants in their health and well-being. In caring for my patients I utilize Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, abdominal palpation, and other precise diagnostic techniques. I practice classical acupuncture and herbalism as well as cranialsacral and myofascial release.


Body Work and Massage Therapy

Caitlin Capistran


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.

Phone: (503) 479-8349

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 by fillout out the form below.

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959 SE Division Street, Suite 315
Portland, Oregon 97214

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