Ms. Miriane D Portes, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

We would start our therapeutic relationship by identifying your specific goals and forming an alliance. Then, we would map out the most effective way to accomplish your goals. My style is direct. I usually zero in on the root of the problem and begin our work there. I don’t believe in passively listening to burn up time. I know that targeting the root of your problem will allow you to go beyond merely resolving the crisis at hand. It would also help you to change other aspects of your life and get a more comprehensive benefit from therapy. Over the years, I have developed my own therapeutic modality which incorporates techniques from the Cognitive-Behavioral, Adaptive Information Processing and Psychodynamic schools of thought. Depending on your particular needs, I would also draw from other therapeutic realms such as Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy and EMDR. I’ve devoted a great portion of my career to studying and treating trauma. I’m one of a hand full of therapists in the Cary area who is EMDR certified and I use this and other therapeutic interventions to help individuals heal, so that they can once again enjoy a happy and productive life. So, if this is what you are looking for in a therapist, please give me a call. I’d be happy to meet with you.

Education & Experience

I attended the University of Utah where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR Certified EMDRIA member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Portuguese


  • BlueCross BlueShield