Diana creates a strong and safe therapeutic working relationship with her clients through genuineness and impeccable boundaries. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and strives to empower clients to discover their individual strengths and coping skills through a collaborative approach. Diana seeks to foster a solution focused mindset for her clients as to improve overall mental health and to increase the belief in one's own resiliency. Diana is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Diana has worked with diverse populations in schools, community mental health centers, and private practice. Some areas of professional expertise include working with clients with depression, anxiety, substance use, ADHD, ODD, gender identity issues, parent-child relationships, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief/loss, and stress management.
Diana's perspective to providing counseling is rooted in a Person-Centered approach using eclectic modalities which can include Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Theory, Family Systems, and Mindfulness. She has completed additional training in Conscious Discipline Parenting Skills, Play Therapy, and Gotten Method Couple Therapy Level I.
Graduate: Diana received her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
Undergraduate: Diana earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Barry University.