About Heather Simpson MFT Intern 

I am a Master’s candidate at Lewis and Clark completing my degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy. I firmly believe that therapy, like relationships, is a collaborative process and through consultation with a supervisor my first priority is to provide comprehensive care. My modalities reflect this vision; from Narrative therapy, Emotion-Focused therapy, Existential therapy and Internal Family Systems theory; my focus is on creating a therapy experience that works with you.

As a queer woman of color, I navigate the world from a marginalized perspective and I recognize how my identities guide my therapeutic lens. I strive to integrate a sex positive and intersectional lens to the therapy process that allows clients to be their most authentic selves. My goal is to provide an empathic space that fosters new connections to emotions, new strength-based coping skills and a sense of assurance in one’s self and relationships. 

I truly believe that everyone is capable of healing and finding paths to peace of mind. I hope that clients in my care are willing to travel that journey with me.


 When I’m not working I often enjoy cooking, walks in the forest, reading and podcasts. 

5510 N Commercial Ave. Portland, OR 97217