Heather Asaadi, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Life is messy. By examining our lives through a both/and lens we can sort through some of the mess and find more balance. I am excited to collaborate with you! In both/and counseling, it’s both of us (therapist and client) holding curiosity and complexity, connecting, and fostering growth.
- Individual Therapy
- Individual Therapy
I am passionate about building a meaningful therapeutic relationship - 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.
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.
Insurance Plans Accepted
- Out of Network
- Providence Health Plan
- Regence BC/BS
- Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
- United Behavioral Health
- 224 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
At a Glance
- Experience: 6 Year(s) of Practice
- Neighborhood: Kerns