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Diana Lively, LPC

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Diana Lively earned her Master’s Degree from Northeastern State University in Criminal Justice in 2001. Diana earned her Master Degree in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling in 2013 and is Dual Licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor/ Mental Health Supervisor (LADC/MH-S) in the state of Oklahoma working with co-occurring disorders. Diana is a member with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) as an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Diana is passionate about helping clients gain insight and make positive steps toward a healthier self and motivates change in relapse prevention services as well as aiding the family with understanding of dysfunction. Diana has worked for two years at a community mental health agency after earning her Master’s while working towards licensure. While working in community mental health, she was afforded the opportunity to work with a wide variety of co-occurring diagnoses and apply psycho-education techniques with her clients. Diana has worked with the court system promoting alternative to sentencing and rehabilitation services. Diana has been working in the Mental Health field for over eleven-years in this area and is a ADSAC Facilitator and facilitates recovery and prevention groups. Diana enjoys providing educational outpatient groups in Co-occurring therapy. Diana’s approach to therapy focuses on utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and use of the Matrix model in recovery along with other appropriate theoretical approaches and interventions to address the individual client’s and their family needs. Diana is certified to administer Drug and Alcohol Assessments. Diana is CAM certified in crisis work and suicide prevention. Diana utilizes a holistic and wellness model approach to recovery and is very eclectic in philosophical healing earning an honorary degree with a Doctorate in Divinity. Diana’s passion in recovery and relapse prevention utilizes a mindfulness approach and wellness from a background in human behavior. Family focused therapy entails the following: Family counseling developing insight to interpersonal relationships to regain a healthy connection within relationships. Therapist use techniques of psycho education with the goal of teaching clients and their families about the nature of the dysfunction. Family-focused therapy involves members of the family to assist members to understand their role in the healing process of identify dysfunction and focus on solutions. The therapy seeks solutions to resolve family dysfunction with each member role and support within the concept of family. Goals are to heal within members and be active in decision making processes to support one another with more positive communication skills and develop a healthy family unit. This therapy technique supports the family system with interaction, function of each member and how to develop healthy roles within the family unit to enable the family to be homeostatic. The therapy approach is with positive encouragement and acknowledges grief, stressors, anger, and conflict within the dysfunctional unit to provide a satisfying marriage relationship, empowering the family as a unity, communication and acceptance with appreciation of each member to respect boundaries, development of quality time within the unit with the goal of long term values, beliefs and strengths discounting negative characteristics within the family unity as a whole. Examine faith based approaches and examine blended as well as traditional beliefs systems. Diana has experience in working with clients utilizing a healthier manner to conflict resolution by increasing an understanding of the other person, building trust, and strengthening relationships. Diana has experience with multidimensional construct that combines, needs, interests, and personality characteristics that reflect the stimulus, direction, and persistence of career-related behaviors for personal and professional development.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Diana Lively. 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.

Diana has been so helpful and positive. I look forward to our meetings. She is an excellent listener, and I can sense her caring and experience.

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Diana is a compassionate and thoughtful therapist. I’m grateful she’s been with me to process life events and help me grow toward better mental health

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Diana Lively is knowledgeable, insightful and offered me wonderful tools to use in improving my issues and giving me the ways to reflect and improve upon my difficulties. She is empathetic and yet provides the means by which one can take responsibility to improve and grow. I think she is a great therapist!

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was in a pretty bad place before I met her on Better help. A couple months in and I'm starting to feel hopeful again! She's super experienced with tons of things and is a great listener. She makes you feel at ease and open.

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Diana has helped me gain perspective! I am eternally Great full for her!

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love my therapist. She is awesome and has helped me through some really tough subjects in the last few months. I recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for some one to listen and then get you to think more deeply and challenge you to change your mindset on your life to healthier ones.

I have to take some time away but I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK.

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Diana for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd