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Diana Ciavarella, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Hi! My name is Diana, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor here to help you navigate this thing called life. Collaboratively we can cultivate growth, by exploring and processing your experiences, and creating an individualized plan for developing solutions to aid you in achieving your goals and improving your overall well-being.
After attaining my license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have found fulfillment in assisting others in recognizing and fostering their own strengths, to improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
It takes courage to ask for help, but doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. Sessions with me will consist of creating personalized solutions to improve your daily life. Every person is unique and thus, all sessions will be individualized, as I believe there is not a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. As a therapist, I am responsible for providing my clients with an environment that feels safe, comfortable, and free of judgment. I use a variety of approaches and tools that I tailor to the needs of each person. My style can be described as engaged, warm, present, and active. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LMHC 008769


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Diana Ciavarella. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I absolutely LOVEE Diana! She just understands how my thoughts and mind works and is such a great support system! I feel safe talking to her about anything!

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I highly recommend Diana. Not only is she a great listener, but she often uses analogies to help explain her advice which I find very helpful. She also gives her opinions on situations which I really value and often need. She typically supports her advice with therapeutic strategies to help me reflect on situations more constructively. I can't thank her enough for helping me navigate relationships with my friends, family, significant other and myself.

Written on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Diana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Diana is super warm, conversational, and understanding. It's like talking to an impartial friend, which is exactly what I wanted. Even after just a few weeks I felt she got what I needed to talk about and what I was struggling with. I highly recommend her!

Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Diana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and eating disorders

Diana has really helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. Not only was she instantly someone I felt like I could trust but she also listens to me in a way that others haven't. Her personality shines through without making any of the sessions about her and always focuses back on me. I feel comforted and in a safe space when I'm in the chat room with her. It's been a couple of months now (I think? Covid time is weird) and while I'm not quite where I want to be I know that Diana will help me find the strength in myself to accomplish it all.

Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Diana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Diana is a very nice and sweet counselor. She was able to able me thru her question - based therapy and also her pieces of advice on how I can cope up with my fears. I will rate her a 10.

Written on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Diana for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd