About Me

Welcome! My name is Diana and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California. I have over 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, school based, adult outpatient, and in the Mental Health Drug Treatment court with Dually Diagnosed individuals. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, panic disorder, manic episodes, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, adjustment disorders, gender identity issues, all LGBTQ2S+ populations, and trauma related to long-term incarceration.

I'm certified in QIPS: Queer Intentional Peer Supporter and currently work with individuals from our local LGBTQ Gender clinic. I have experience working with individuals in different stages of identity/transition and trained in SOGIE: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression. I’m currently a clinical program manager where I manage a mental health clinic and I am ready to see some clients of my own outside of work.

My dedication to the field of mental health stems from my personal experience with it. I grew up with close loved ones living with mental illness and addictive behaviors. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge but if you have come this far, I hope you can come a little farther. There’s still lots of stigma associated with mental health and know that this may be your first time or the 15th time. Nevertheless, meeting a stranger and getting help, can be a daunting process.

Here’s how I operate to help ease your mind in your therapeutic journey with me. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs, while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling.

I would describe my style as warm, supportive, flexible, transparent and use humor along the way when appropriate to do so. If you’re ready, I’m ready. Collaboration is key in this process and by working together, we can establish concrete goals and steps necessary to live a little better.

Thank you for taking the time in learning about me and hope to learn about you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LPCC 9138


Reviews

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

Written on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Diana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Diana is wonderful at what she does. She helped me with the tools and resources to make progress with my mental health at a time I felt I was very stuck. She really made me feel heard and addressed my concerns and goals, and as someone who was trying therapy for the first time I'm very grateful to have connected with someone like her.

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Diana is an excellent therapist. She is caring and considerate. I felt at ease even with the toughest subjects.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms.Medrano has become a huge contributor to my personal growth! I am grateful I was able connect with her through this app. I honestly don’t think I would have found a more perfect fit in the real world. I recommend her to anyone looking to be honest with yourself and really address what guides you!

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Diana is absolutely amazing. Off the bat, she immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease with just her presence. She not only listens but engages with her client and makes you feel truly heard. She gives concrete exercises for you to put into action so you are not only talking about the way you feel, but are able to actively change and alter your mindset about things you may be struggling with. Very personable and friendly. I have nothing negative to say about her. Would 100% recommend her to a friend.

Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Diana Medrano really listens and cares. She’s very easy to talk to and she offers really practical insights that are easy to apply.

Work with me!