About Me

Welcome and I applaud you on taking the first step toward getting your life where you would like it to be. Reaching out can be scary and I would love the opportunity to assist you on your journey. Life can be challenging and my goal is to help you explore your options. I have a master's degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I have more than 10 years combined experience in mental health. As a licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia, I have worked with others that are feeling stuck in their lives. My counseling experience can work to your advantage. My counseling approach is brief solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My goal is to help you where you are now to get to where you want to be. While this is online, it isn't a "quick fix" and you will have to do some 'work' to get to where you want to go. Whether you feel depressed, anxious, feeling overwhelmed, or not sure of your next steps, let's talk so we can explore your next steps. I believe you can do this. Be empowered!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007991 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jun 19, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Diane really is the best. I joke that I’m one of her favorites all the time, because she really is mine. I don’t know if I could do life without her!

Written by R.O. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 4 months

amazing experience, so caring and helpful

Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and ad

She is just absolutely wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about her. I’ve already felt a little more confident and In control in my life and I’m looking forward to working with her more.

Written by A.L. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Diane is a wonderful counselor! I am so pleased to have her expertise. Would highly recommend.

Written by C.H. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Diane! I feel so respected and happy coming away from every appointment. Thank you !

Written by M.I. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I would highly recommend working with Diane Gores. She goes out of her way to understand you, what you would like to work on and always does so in a friendly way. She makes me feel comfortable to share my needs and explains techniques very simply and clearly, there's no confusion which I've had with techniques in councelling before. Working with Diane doesn't feel like councelling it feels like a conversation and she always makes sure that you feel your questions are answered.

Written by J.E. on Nov 22, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Diane has given very useful tools so far. She is very responsive, friendly and understanding. I’m thankful to be getting her help.

Written by M.A. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Diane is very comforting and professional. She responds quickly and I'm confident she can help just about anyone :)

Written by J.O. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I believe Diane is very patient and understanding and offers great insight on why things are the way they are. She is right beside me the whole journey

Written by L.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Really like Diane

Written by J.O. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’m gonna preface this by saying I am NOT a therapy person. Always hated the idea of it. However, I ran into some very hard times and finally decided to try it because worst case it did nothing. Boy was I wrong. Diane is a very easy person to talk to. I’m normally pretty guarded, but I felt at ease pretty quickly and was able to talk about the issues at hand. Her insight was excellent. It made me reflect and figure out FOR MYSELF what I wanted and needed in order to pull out of the low spot I was in. I can’t recommend her enough. I consider myself lucky to have found such a good therapist on my first try.

Written by S.V. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

I only just started but I felt from the beginning that Diana listens to what I say and gives me very helpful advises. I only had one session with her so far - but we message in between as well which I really appreciate since one session is sometimes not enough time and then there is a two weeks gap between sessions: but wir gehe messages you can continuously communicate. However I prefer the video session generally.
Diana was very positive, friendly and gave me a feeling that made me comfortable telling her personal things -even though I did not know her before.
So thanks for that.
I am looking forward to work with Diane and hopefully find the answers that I am looking for with her help.

Written by H.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Diane Gores (LPC) has helped me feel better. I can conquer any task and be confident because I'm asking myself questions and changing my thoughts. Before, I was panic stricken and uncomfortable too much of the time.

She is supportive but not overbearing. I would 100% recommend her.

Written by L.O. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I think better help has really helped me get through an extremely stressful time to be alive. I had a lot of grief and anxiety going into my first sessions but now I feel less hopeless and strange. I have been lucky that my situation is getting better outside of therapy but I think that I’m working on myself in a very real way.

Written by N.I. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Diane is great! My first experience with therapy and it's been so nice.

Written by L.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s very helpful and intuitive. Very thankful for her advice!

Written by S.H. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Diane really takes the time to listen to me and provide practical steps to dealing with what I'm going through which I think is great because I get to put it into practice in between sessions. She's a great counsellor.

Written by G.E. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

Diane has been great in listening and asking right questions that helped me reflect from a different angle on the situation I've discussed with her. After just one session I started feeling way better.

Written by S.O. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Diane is amazing. She is a good balance between giving advice to keeping it client-centered.

Written by A.L. on Dec 07, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Talking with Diane has helped me come to terms with a lot of things I haven't been able to speak about with my friends. She is helping me work through my issues by listening and giving gentle guidance to help me work towards a better self.

Written by S.U. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Love her! She's been so helpful.

Written by A.S. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Getting actionable steps to help me over my struggles has been extremely helpful. Diane listens to what is happening and helps me sets up a game plan to figure out how to change habits. She's responsive and insightful while remaining light. I appreciate her very much.

Written by S.A. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Diane was so supportive of me. I've tried multiple counselors but I truly felt that Diane offered the best balance between listening and problem-solving. She has taught me so much about how to approach my emotions in a calm and mature manner, and I've built up a close relationship with her over these few weeks. Really would recommend!

Written by A.L. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Diane has been such a tremendous help on a lot of things for! She is always there when I need her and I’m so thankful!

Written by M.A. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have gone through quite a few therapists in my life. Diane is the only one who I feel like truly sees and respects me as a person. I look forward to talking to her and am willing to tell her my more “embarrassing” thoughts or feelings because I know she won’t ever judge me, but will meet me where I am at. Many counselors say they do this, but only few “walk the walk.” I appreciate Diane very much for her compassion.

Written by 8.B. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She’s aweome!

Written by C.A. on Mar 28, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been experiencing a major change and Diane has made it much easier to work through. She is always compassionate and understanding, and tried to understand situations from my point of view. Every time I've spoken with her, I leave the conversation with a fresh perspective.

Written by D.U. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Diane does a great job of listening and providing prompt feedback and support for my ongoing needs. She's attentive, flexible and able to adapt to the changes in my life.

Written by L.Y. on Nov 19, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has been amazing for helping me talk through the things I think about internally and providing an outlet to help me direct my search for answers to the right spots in my behavior and brain activity. I am grateful for being able to have some supportive guidance as I work through these issues.

Written by N.I. on Oct 21, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

My conversations with Diane have been pleasant, even when discussing difficult topics. Moreover, while I’ve felt embarrassed about some of thing things I’ve shared with her, she’s never once judged me or rushed to blame. It really helps to be able to speak with her earnestly like that.

Written by J.E. on Sep 30, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Diane is the therapist that I wish I had found years ago. After having horrible experiences with half a dozen, it is a miracle that I found a person so warm, open minded and incredibly helpful to fully trust. I hope she sticks around!!!

Written by J.O. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Diane has been great - supportive and insightful

Written by C.H. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I found Diane when I had almost given up on counselling. I have always avoided speaking with a counsellor for many reasons, but having a chance to talk to Diane has cleared all my doubts. I have trusted her with secrets that I do not feel comfortable discussing even with my closest friends.

Written by D.O. on Jul 19, 2018 after counseling with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Diane has been and continues to be amazing! She has a lot of well-guided insight to share with me and is currently my anchor while I take back control over my life. I am experiencing relationship issues which I am for the first time in my life unable to guide or control. Diane Gores has been patient, understanding & wise in the way she responds to my writings and I am, grateful to have her on my side!