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 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 and Washington. My professional practice has provided me the opportunity to work with diverse populations experiencing a range of symptoms in outpatient community mental health and inpatient drug and alcohol settings. 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:
I am an expert at picnics, my favorite color is mustard yellow, and I always decorate with billy buttons. I love dancing, I would be content listening to 1960's soul music all day, and I'm pretty happy when I'm in water. I am an equal lover of cats and dogs. I enjoy traveling and playing mediocre tennis with my husband. Connecting with people is one of my all time favorite things.