Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MFT Associate

Supervisor: Paula Emerick

Hi, I’m Heather, the Owner of Mindful Inquiry Therapy LLC, an intersectional, pleasure focused and trauma informed practice in Portland OR.

Client Status




107 SE Washington St.

Suite 470

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, you deserve a therapist who will be open and supportive yet willing to challenge you gently when needed. With an approach that combines connection and boundaries, we can work together to help you find the agency you need to move through life with pleasure.

My Approach to Helping

My work centers on providing intersectional, pleasure focused, trauma informed therapy for individuals, couples, and polyamorous /nonmonogamous folks to create a space for queer affirming, relationship counseling. My mission is to provide comprehensive and systemic relational therapy centered on providing spaces for self agency and trauma informed care. My philosophy and approach is centered on mindful, contextual, emotion focused and trans-generational practices.

Why We are a Good Fit for You

I am a speaker, advocate and mental health professional with a Masters degree in marriage couple and family therapy from Lewis and Clark College. I also holds bachelor degrees in psychology, philosophy, and women's and gender studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a queer Black woman, I am committed to providing trans-generational contextual and emotion-focused therapy to people of color, LGBTQIA+, non-monogamous, and kink communities.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    With previous degrees in Women's and Gender Studies and a background in sexuality I can affirm not only an understanding of LGBTQ issues from an academic perspective but also from a lived experience.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    Navigating cultural and systemic oppression has been a lifelong journey. it's important that I share the knowledge that I have cultivated with others. As a Black queer woman, living in marginalized spaces, I am able to understand systemic oppression from different lenses. With coursework stemming from women’s and gender studies, to philosophy to psychology I built a foundation of understanding to help clients acknowledge how systems of oppression operate In their lives snd create change.

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