Diane Poehlman

(LMHC)
Therapist Diane Poehlman Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have more than 30 years of experience. I was born and raised in upstate New York but have traveled and lived in many areas of the United States which has allowed me to learn about different cultures, world views and belief systems. I love working with people and supporting and assisting folks to create and live the life they choose. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, group homes, foster care, juvenile justice clients, dual diagnoses and mental health clients.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life of contentment and self acceptance. To that end, therapy can be very helpful in removing roadblocks and resolving issues that keep us from moving ahead in our lives. I have experience with addressing addictions, LGBT issues, depression, Bi-polar Disorder, anger, self esteem, anxiety, grief and loss, family and relationship issues.
It is helpful to identify issues from the past that may effect how we function in the present, let go and/or create a way of being and looking at the world so that it supports our life journey.
I utilize cognitive behavior as well as reality therapy, teach the tools needed to reach goals, look for solutions and stay focused on the positive.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH5868 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

I highly recommend BetterHelp.

Written by D.I. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She has been great so understanding and wise.

Written by T.R. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have talked with Diane twice now. Both times I have come away feeling really good about myself. She is able to listen to my ramblings and key in on what seems to be the issue at hand. She has helped not to be so hard on myself and see what I considered troubles through a different light. I have enjoyed my sessions with her and look forward to more.

Written by A.N. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 8 months

I always look forward with my sessions with Diane because, she is a beautiful person, she listens, she understands and she has compassion for what I am going through in my life. She has become a very important person in my life, she holds a special place in my heart!

Thank You Diane!

Written by K.I. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I always look forward to my sessions with Diane, not just because she’s a very competent counselor but also a lovely person. I respect and value her advice and find it easy to apply to my every day life which has helped my depression and how I cope with the world- she has helped my outlook and my mood dramatically, I’ve recommended her to many people and speak of her fondly and in high regard-
(Thank you Diane!)

Written by C.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Diane is an amazing counselor. She really helped me see myself in a different light and shift my mindset and the way I see the world to a more positive one. I really enjoyed our sessions, and even tho I decided to take a break, once i feel ready I'll definitely contact her again. Thank you! :)

Written by L.A. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Ms. Diane came along at a time when my life was chaotic, to say the least. I truly believe she was heaven-sent. Thank you for EVERYTHING!

Written by M.I. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 6 months

diane is the amazing I've gone through many changes in my life as of recently some good some bad since speaking with Diane has helped me on my journey addressing my anxieties and struggles and I appreciate her very much.

Written by A.N. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so grateful for Diane and all the help she has given me so far. I know that I would not have made the progress I have so far without her continuing support and guidance.

Written by D.E. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I couldnt get through the difficult times im faced with, without Dianes help.

Written by A.L. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dianne has helped me deal with my depression, trauma and anxiety in a natural way. She really listens and helps you see the other side you might not consider. She’s helped me bring back aspects of my confidence and make me realise the choices I have made are down to me nonetheless. The therapy sessions have really given me strength that I’ve needed to cope and become better as a person.

Written by B.R. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

It’s obvious that this is not just a job for Diane Poehlman, you have a sense that she actually does care. When I was trying to figure out my schedule for work and had not set up my session with her on my usual time and day, she sent a message to me to make sure I was doing okay. She has a big heart and it shows.

Written by S.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is always attentive to my concerns and needs . She tells me what i need to hear

Written by C.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Diane! She is honest and to the point- and her advice offers me a healthy outsider perspective on the way im feeling and coping with my emotions. She also constantly encourages me and acknowledges and supports the steps I take to move myself forward! Diane is an amazing counsellor and support :)

Written by R.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

So far this is great and looking forward to a positive change!

Written by C.H. on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Diane is very understanding, she listens and gives good advice. She's a good counselor and cuts the bullsh*t which I like.

Written by T.H. on Mar 27, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Diane has been great early on. I look forward to continuing my counseling with her.

Written by B.R. on Mar 11, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Diane has helped me see things in a whole new way over the past year. She's been a great "shoulder" to lean on but also a true friend.

Written by B.R. on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Diane is wonderful. I'm pretty sure that I'm just chasing my own neurotic tail but she's been very patient with me and has offered me useful tips and tricks to try to correct my way of thinking. I'd absolutely recommend her to anybody that needs someone to help guide them.

Written by T.H. on Jan 17, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is interested for me to be well, a real interest!

Written by V.I. on Jan 10, 2020 after therapy with Diane for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's absolutely great. Will answer every question and she is very polite and non judgemental!

Written by S.A. on Dec 22, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I love working with Diane. She is so honest and provides excellent tips to cope with issues. Could not have asked for a better counselor

Written by J.O. on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing

Written by N.. on Nov 10, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Diane has been really helpful, she won't judge but she will say what I need to hear, not what I want to hear. I feel like it helped me understand myself better, and my ways of interacting with world. One of my best experiences in therapy.

Written by M.J. on Nov 07, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Diane has been persistent and compassionate in her efforts to assist me. She is truly a gem!

Written by B.O. on Nov 03, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching

Diane has been brilliant, she's direct and insightful, and has managed to see what is really going on - even if I'm not aware of it myself. The tools and awareness she is giving me has resulted in tangible shifts in my life.

Written by Z.O. on Jul 24, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Diane gets right to understanding the problem so we can find solutions. She’s not judgmental or harsh, but she says what I need to hear. I feel like she understands my issues and is attentive and puts as much effort as I am into therapy. I enjoy her approach which is gentle yet assertive and I feel confident in her suggestions. She offers a fresh perspective and I end the session feeling hopeful and motivated.

Written by M.I. on Jul 02, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Diane Porhlman is amazing! She knows what kind of questions to ask and also when to push or slow down. She is simply great, so sensible to each thought I share, and extremely professional. I am glad that I met her.

Written by E.L. on Jun 19, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Diane Poehlman is a great specialist! She always listens to me, respects and supports me. She is very sweet and always ready to help! :-)

Written by I.V. on May 08, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s literally an amazing therapist. I feel so free and helped every time I speak to her!

Written by S.H. on Apr 28, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

Excellent therapist. Very experienced and gets to the heart of my matters in no time. Very supportive, understanding, and direct. She is not afraid to approach difficult issues or call you out on things that need to be addressed. She has helped tremendously after only a few sessions.

Written by S.A. on Apr 28, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She makes great suggestions for me without me having to say much about an issue, she gets to the root of it. Great in handling trauma and very supportive!

Written by M.A. on Apr 27, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 3 days on issues concerning relationship issues

Diane has helped me tremendously. She is very kind, professional, and knowledgeable. My first experience in therapy was a success because of her. She’s an amazing counselor.

Written by D.A. on Apr 25, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She’s wonderful, caring, and compassionate.

Written by R.E. on Apr 04, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

She is absolutely lovely to work with. The right amount of everything. Understanding. Compassion and knowledge.

Written by H.A. on Mar 15, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Diane has been extremely helpful as I cope with a difficult breakup from an abusive relationship and to recognize abuse and my place in it so that I don’t end up in this situation again. She has the perfect mix of being understanding and direct and is helping me to address my poor coping mechanisms and grow from childhood trauma. I appreciate her so much!

Written by N.U. on Mar 09, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Diane is a very kind, calm, and intelligent person. And from my limited experience with therapy, she was patient, and identified core issues, our conversations helped me to get control over my emotions, I highly recommend her.

Written by I.N. on Feb 20, 2019 after therapy with Diane for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Diane is a very insightful, skilled and supportive therapist but equally as important, she's a generous, patient and empathetic lady. She has given me useful and practical tools in the past months and I really felt connected with her - she has made a huge difference in my life and I am thankful and grateful for that. I'll be back for more! Thank you SO much Diane for all your help so far!

Written by P.A. on Nov 21, 2018 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She knew my issue almost before I did. I was so ready for her input. She was very supportive!

Written by S.H. on Nov 05, 2018 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Diane is a great counselor. I’ve only just started working with her but I feel that she genuinely cares and works very hard to find ways of addressing my problems. This in itself is heartening and so pleasant in the midst of the darkness, so I am truly grateful. She is prompt in her service and thorough in her assessment.