“The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotions. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.” – Kurdish saying

Allison Batty-Capps HeadshotHow I Got Here

My name is Allison Batty-Capps. I am a therapist who integrates mind, body, spirit, soul approaches. These include: Somatic/Body Oriented, yoga, internal family systems theory, Jungian psychology, mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, expressive arts therapy, EMDR, shamanic techniques, and reiki energy healing. By becoming a therapist and Reiki practitioner in my forties, I bring the experience and wisdom of half a life well-lived. I bring the enthusiasm and curiosity of someone who has witnessed individuals capable of great change and healing. I come to this work with a passion for mentoring others in their growth and healing. I believe that everyone has within themselves the ability to heal themselves.

I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I studied Jungian Psychology. I am licensed with the Oregon State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. I am trained in EMDR. I am also a certified Reiki Master Practitioner. I am currently in a yoga teacher training program.

My Philosophy

I love my work and cannot think of any greater privilege than being able to assist in the healing of others. I honor this privilege by listening deeply to my clients with my mind, body, spirit, soul, and heart.

Based on my training and understanding of current neuroscience research, I have seen that the difficult experiences we have faced are stored in our body in complex ways. This often leads to coping skills that may cause physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. I am curious about these aspects of an individual and believe that all individuals have the innate ability to heal themselves and that healing is an integrative process. As a result, I believe in a holistic, relational approach.

I utilize EMDR as well as somatic, parts work, and mindfulness practices in combination with depth psychology to assist you in understanding how your past experiences have influenced your belief systems and what your body is trying to communicate.

For those that are interested, I offer Intuitive Therapy, which is a form of spiritual mentorship where I teach you the tools to heal yourself and manage the everyday stresses of life so you can access and integrate your divine self with your human nature. (Please see the Reiki/Intuitive Therapy page for more details). This is not mental health therapy and is not covered by insurance.

I provide a safe container to explore past experiences, body sensations, and belief systems which you feel may be limiting you from experiencing your authentic self in its wholeness. Together we will forge a path of discovery assisting you in healing the wounds of your past so you can experience wholeness and live a more joyful life.

I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and highly sensitive/empathic individuals and work with adults. It is important to find a practitioner you feel comfortable and safe with. I encourage you to reach out and schedule a free initial 15 minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about my services, please email allison@blossomingheartcounseling.com or 503-880-7190

“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu