Heather Asaadi

Heather Asaadi (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Life is messy. In both/and counseling, we collaborate and hold complexity together to help sort through the mess and find more balance.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-957-2544

224 NE 28th Ave

Portland, 97232

At a Glance

Me

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • MHN
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

I am passionate about building meaningful therapeutic relationships - it is within relationships that healing and growth occur. Within the safety of therapy, you can more fully explore your patterns, come to understand factors that contributed to your development, and find a balance between accepting yourself and changing patterns that are not serving you anymore. I work to be attuned to the systems that impact us, such as, the social and cultural effects on our lives, as well as, exploring how your identities intersect and interact with your environment. My approach is eclectic and trauma-informed. I gravitate towards relational/interpersonal therapies which emphasize exploring patterns of relational disconnection and enhancing connection. My practice is focused on collaborating using a dialectical framework, which is about looking through a both/and lens to appreciate complexity, find more balance, and increase compassion towards ourselves and others.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Relational  External link

    I am passionate about building a meaningful therapeutic relationship - it is within relationships that healing and growth occur. A meaningful therapeutic relationship is when we can feel zest and energy together, we feel that we matter to one another, and have the experience of mutually learning, growing, and empowering each other.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a combination of mindfulness, CBT, and acknowledging that multiple truths exist at the same time (dialectics). DBT teaches skills focused on being mindful, understanding and regulating your emotions, tolerating distress more skillfully, and increasing effectiveness in interpersonal interactions/relationships. DBT informs my approach and I like to utilize concepts and skills from it with clients, but I am not practicing it to it's full fidelity in sessions.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Therapy is a great place to learn about the patterns you’ve developed (cognitive/behavioral/emotional/relational patterns), explore what has contributed to the development of these patterns, and work to change patterns that aren’t working for you anymore.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I think it is important to explore how your identity and relational patterns are impacted by different systems: family, culture, society, & oppression. These systems can play a significant role in our mental health.

  • PTSD External link

    Trauma impacts so much! It is useful to raise understanding of how trauma reacts in the body and brain and what trauma-related beliefs you might have developed. I'm trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), which helps process trauma, build more context around your trauma history, and empower you to change your narrative.

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