About Me

Hi, I'm Diana, and I am an LCSW with 22 years experience . I have worked with adolescents and adults ages 18-70 throughout my career in a variety of settings. I have been in the role of a clinical therapist for that entire time, and in the last 7 years I have also been a program director a psychiatric facility for children, adolescents, and adults with serious mental illness. While in the position of Program Director of Inpatient Therapy Services, I continued a outpatient practice one day a week within the same agency. I have been licensed as an LCSW since 2002, and also been certified as a a Diplomate in CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). I incorporate systems theory, strengths perspective, DBT, mindfulness, and client- centered psychotherapy within my practice. Some of the diagnoses that I have the most experience with are Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bi-polar Disorders, Substance Use and Co-occurring diagnosis, Attachment and Behavioral issues with teens and their families, and Family/Marital conflicts.

I truly believe that my career as a therapist has been a calling, and it has been my honor to provide therapy services to those in need. I provide a good balance of warmth, honesty, empathy, and accountability with my clients. I will start right where you are, but once we decide where you want to go, I'll be the one supporting you by teaching life and adaptive coping skills, educating about diagnosis, and holding you accountable to the goals you set. Therapy is all about knowing yourself, and I hope that you give me a chance to go on that journey with you.

Take Care, Diana M. Smith, LCSW.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C6584 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Diana Smith. 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 by C.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Diana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Diana is a great therapist. From the first call we connected and I really feel that she listened to me. She remembers things from past calls, and helped provide strategies to help me move forward in my journey. I recommend her to anyone who is looking!

Written by C.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Diana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Diana is the first therapist that I feel has truly helped me in a significant, meaningful manner. She laughs at my jokes and helps me understand the underlying problems behind some of my moods and behaviors. She’s the first person who helped me understand why I am the way I am. She’s absolutely great.

Work with me!