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Hello! My name is Natasha (she/her) and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon and a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Idaho. I earned my Master of Science degree in Counseling at Portland State University with a focus in Clinical Mental Health and Trauma Informed Services. I became a counselor because I have a passion for helping others and have seen how personal exploration with guidance and support is one of the best things we can do for ourselves to achieve goals and desires.
My personal process of evolution and self-empowerment is ongoing and includes a history of travel, military experience, volunteering abroad, adventure, and discovery. I identify as queer and bicultural. I am first generation Middle Eastern and White and recognize the complexity of holding intersecting identities. I have a passion for working with others who hold intersecting identities and within the queer community. I also specialize in those who are coping with the effects of being raised in strict religious households, cults, and those raised by parents who have struggled with addiction. I am passionate about equity, and I recognize the realities, intricacies, and impacts of oppression, and marginalization on everyday life. I am dedicated to seeking out ways to educate myself in decolonizing my practice and life, and to expand on the meaning of healing as I have understood it.
In my spare time I love being outside among the trees, hiking, climbing, cooking, snowboarding, and traveling. I embrace a challenge and have a passion for trying new things! I believe we all have to find the bits and pieces in life that charge our soul!
I believe in the power of creating an opportunity for one's voice to be heard. I value empathy and trust in the ability of the therapeutic relationship to deepen one’s awareness within themselves. Until we are able to lean into our own discomfort and attend to it, we cannot move through it. I see an incredible amount of beauty and strength when moving through that pain and gaining back our voice.
“Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them.”
-Daniel J Siegel
Natasha Yaganeh, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC