Marc Otto (he/they)

MA, RSMT/E, Professional Counselor Associate

I'm a body-based trauma therapist supporting people who want more nourishing relationships.

Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Lori Whittaker

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Child

My Background and Approach

I offer a gentle and collaborative approach to help heal the deep hurts that hold us back. Each one of us has adapted to our life circumstances as best we can. The patterns we learn are rooted in our early relationships and in our body. These patterns are deep and precede words. Together, I help you attune to, unwind, and rewire these patterns. In each session, I offer simple and effective homework practices to support your healing process. My goal is to help you cultivate more resilience, ease, and wholeness in your relationships and in your life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a 4th generation Portlander who has experienced this city go through a lot of change. I have a Master's Degree from Naropa University in Somatic (Body) Psychology and Movement Therapy. For the past 18 years, I have worked as a counselor and therapist with experience in community-based addictions and mental health treatment. I am also a performer and child play specialist. Over the past 12 years, I have played with over 20,000 children. This unique perspective and experience has taught me how to heal adults. Along with this, I bring extensive training in Interpersonal Neurobiology (the brain science of relational healing), Biodynamic Cranial Therapy (a gentle approach to guided touch), and Biomechanics (the science of healthy alignment and movement). My goal is to help you have more nourishing relationships in your life. I am also in an interracial relationship and have come to a deep understanding of the interpersonal neurobiology of racism. This is a new area of my work.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 120/session


5033093142 Email Marc
215 NE 60th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

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