Heather Asaadi, LPC
I was drawn to counseling when I experienced the positive effects of therapy on my own mental health. My desire to connect with and help others continues to drive my passion for this work. I moved to Portland in 2011 to attend Lewis & Clark College, where I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. Previous to Portland, I lived in San Diego and hold a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. My professional practice has provided me the opportunity to work with diverse populations experiencing a range of symptoms in outpatient community mental health, inpatient drug & alcohol settings, and crisis response work. I am experienced working with people who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, psychotic symptoms, shame, and gender dysphoria. I have received specialized trainings in trauma processing using Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and providing gender-affirming therapy and assessments for trans and non-binary folks.
On a more personal note:
Outside of being a counselor, the majority of my time is spent with my husband and our dog, Brother (scroll down to see a picture of one of the cutest pups you ever did see!). My favorite color is mustard yellow. I am a picnic-enthusiast and a lover of brie cheese, soul music, & interior design. Decorating with billy buttons & philodendrons is a passion of mine. I feel at home in Paris, France. Swimming, dancing, & being outdoors (especially at a park, forest, river, or beach) brings me lots of joy. Connecting with people is one of my all time favorite things.