Ladan Radafshar

Ladan Radafshar (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Associate

I am a multicultural therapist offering compassionate, EMDR, EFT, and mindfulness-based care to individuals and couples.

Client Status

accepting clients


At a Glance


Rate: $165-$185

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I support clients in cultivating self-worth, healing past experiences, exploring their values and purpose, and creating safe and meaningful relationships. You may notice feeling stressed, stuck, or drained, and together we will find clarity on how you can move forward.

My Approach to Helping

My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you feel empowered to find your voice amidst familial, professional, and societal expectations. Each of us processes the world differently and I support clients to build tools for growth while feeling heard, seen and affirmed. My approach is culturally sensitive, warm, and pragmatic. I support a range of adult individuals and provide specific expertise to neurodiverse, multiracial, multicultural, and first-generation clients who may feel lost or marginalized by the mainstream narrative of American society. I utilize strengths-based, mindfulness-oriented, and intersectional methods, guiding you toward meaningful well-being.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The resilience of the human spirit inspires me, and it is a privilege to witness the transformative power of human connection. I believe that just as we can be wounded in relationships, we can also heal in them. My training in modern psychodynamics holds the relationship between client and therapist as a space of non-judgment, compassion, and an opportunity to process and make sense of the challenges you face. I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University and completed an externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindful Self-Compassion.

Techniques I Use


  • Couples Counseling External link

    Couples therapy is a space to explore where things got off track. Together we will bring awareness to triggers and identify the negative relational cycle unique to every couple. This awareness will help us understand and resolve negative patterns, process emotional responses, and create a positive shift in partners’ interpersonal interactions. This shift aims to move you and your partner toward a secure bond of trust and intimacy and deepen the quality of your communication and connection.

  • EMDR External link

    We can't change the past, but we can change its impact on us. Often past memories collide with our present experience causing emotional distress. Together we will identify and reprocess current and foundational memories and help build new positive, adaptive memory networks. This will bring relief and resolution in the present, and resilience and hope for the future.

Issues I Treat


  • ADHD External link

    Those who identify with ADHD are often highly creative with an abundance of ideas + big picture connections. They can also struggle with managing their time (arriving late, super early, or generally overscheduled), organizing daily life (meeting deadlines, staying on task, paying bills on time), and experiencing strong emotions (intense feelings that are hard to manage). I work with clients to regulate difficult emotions and offer effective time management and organizational techniques.

  • Anxiety External link

    Feelings of anxiety such as a pervasive sense of unease, worry, or racing thoughts can be our bodies' SOS signal. It’s an invitation to explore what needs our attention. I will work with you holistically to identify the causes of your anxiety and the emotions you're experiencing as a result. I'll support you in regulating and managing your emotions with mindfulness and CBT techniques to help you feel more grounded.

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