I am dedicated to working with all individuals that encourages a shift in how a client thinks, feels and behaves. I work with all individuals with a myriad of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and general life skills. I specialize in groups that are historically pathologized. I am dedicated to working with all individuals including those with gender identity/expression concerns, sexual identity/expression concerns (LGBTQIA); and relationship structure concerns (polyamory, open relationships, and consensual non-monogamous) relationships.
I'm a licensed professional counselor, chemical dependency counselor, life coach, and a trained sex therapist. My style identifies connections between emotions, behavior, and outcomes. It's a strength, and solutions based approach where clients will work to see tangible results. I encourage and motivate. My approach is client affirming.
I have honed my assessment, treatment and goal setting skills with diverse populations. I've learned that it is important to listen, help clarify goals, and assist in people finding their solutions. This conversation expands the ability of the client to make changes, move forward and feel better.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
LPC #69073 (Expires: 2020-07-01)
Diana knows when to listen and when to ask questions. She understands how to gently, but effectively point out things that I need to see on my own. She does it in such a way that it dawns on me without her having to explain it to me.
I've only been speaking with Diana for almost 2 and a half weeks. But she has opened my eyes to things in my on going problem that I haven't seen or realized before. She's an amazing listener and I am glad that I was paired with her.
Working with Diana over the past 8 months has been a sanity saver. She guides our sessions with equal gentleness and strong self reflection (including followup observations and reflections I can review between sessions). Diana always exhibits compassion and acceptance while inviting me to find the self love I have managed to bury over the years. I feel lighter and one step closer to emotional/mental stability and clarity after every session with Diana.
Diana is an excellent counselor. I would highly recommend her.
Diana is lovely and great and very helpful!
Diana has been everything I was expecting and more. She has carefully been listening and has provided ideas and encouragement moving forward. She asks tactful questions. She can also be direct when providing feedback. Also happy she is open minded and knowledgeable on LGBT specific subjects.
Diana made me feel at ease from the first session. She is very open-minded and solution oriented. My sessions with her have really calmed my anxiety and helped me become more self aware about the issues that I am having. Diana sends me very useful resources after each session to help me process what we discuss. It has been only been a few sessions so far and I am already seeing improvement.
Diana was extremely helpful in providing me useful ways to cope with my anxiety. She helped me reframe what was happening and to find new ways of approaching stress on a daily basis.
Going in to therapy I didn't think I'd be able to trust someone as much as I did with Diana, she made me feel comfortable in a lot of uncomfortable conversations. She is so lovely and caring and very knowledgeable, I would definitely recommend her. Thanks again Diana!
After speaking with Diana Ryan I felt more rejuvenated and focused than ever before. I have not been able to talk to anyone about issues in my past but with her it was so easy and I love her approach. Thank you so much I feel better and look forward to a new me.
I've always been unsure that I'd be respected going into therapy and it was one of my biggest concerns. Diana's not only made feel like I'm heard but I'm also validated as well. Just knowing that, has helped me immensely and I'm so glad I started with betterhelp.