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Diane McCollum, LPC, LMFT

Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling for adults and children in multiple settings. I have worked with many different issues over the years. I see clients as brave to be willing to make changes. I believe in the helping process because I myself have been there, and used counseling to make my life more fulfilling. I believe this experience helps me see clients not as "sick or helpless," but as stuck in the process of a life transition, as I once was. Our therapeutic alliance requires mutual respect, honesty, clear communication and boundaries. I believe I role model these, with dignity and respect for the individual, the family and the process of change. I have experience providing a family systems perspective with a warm, compassionate, humanist-spiritual foundation. I have helped many people overcome trauma and abuse to gain a more objective view of how their "past might have influenced their present." I would be encouraging you to develop your own goals for treatment to meet your unique needs. My years of experience have taught me that we will both learn as you explore your issues. I will do my best to see the world through the lens of your personal challenges and feelings.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

TX LPC 18464

TX LMFT 5163

Reviews

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

She is really professional and understanding therapist and has helped me over oen many issues! She's fantastic. Highly recommended.

Written on Jun 08, 2024 after therapy with Diane for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dianes knowledge and assistance has helped transform my life for a far more positive outlook. I highly recommend Diane, I can't thank her enough.

Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Diane for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

When I reached out to BetterHelp I was in a very bad place emotionally financially. I was feeling alone and helpless. BetterHelp matched me with the perfect therapist for me. I’m actually amazed what a difference she has made in my life in just my first 5 visits. Diane has created a safe space where I feel totally supported and understood. I feel she truly cares about my mental health. She is a kind and wise professional with a big tool box. She has shared so many sumplr powerful techniques for minimizing anxiety, coping with grief and validating my value as a human being. As a result I do not feel alone, I am feeling stronger and more capable of dealing with the challenges that life has thrown my way. I cannot say enough good things about Diane. What a wonderful gift she has been in these difficult painful times. A light in my life which I really needed.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Diane for 1 month