About Me

Hello, my name is Dianne Feria. I am an experienced pscyhotherapist in the State of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in a variety of settings. I started my career in the mental health field working at my local jail which opened up my eyes to the mental health challenges of this community. Here, I worked with issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chemical dependence, incest, sexual trauma, and psychosis. I was able to practice the skill of being present with my clients, working with the limitations of their situation, yet helping them increase their coping skills, identifying their triggers, and increase their frustration tolerance. Most important for this population, I was able to help them address their trauma, which many times, played a role in the negative actions that lead them to their legal predicament. I later moved on to working with women and children of domestic violence. I learned the most important thing I can do for this population was listen and empower. This, I carried with me to all my future sessions to this day.
I have also worked in behavioral hospitals and crisis centers where I honed my skills in deescalating crisis situations, solidified my assessment skills, as well as strenghtened my knowledge base on community and national resources. My outpatient experience is what I fondly remember most of all. I throughly enjoyed working with clients in an individual, family, and couple setting. Here, the issues I was able to assist were both diverse and challenging. I've worked with individual diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and disociative identity disorder. I was able to apply all therapeutic skills in this setting as well as grow as a person and therapist. I am excited to take this new journal in my career inassisting you overcome the challenges you're experiencing today,
I am a psychodynamic therapist who integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT) and Solution focused therapy (SFBT) in my sessions. I look into the dynamics of your relationships and your family of origin to help you gain insight on your beliefs, thoughts, and actions. . I use SFBT to help my clients identify current behaviors and strengths that they have utilized in the past which may apply to the current situation and use CBT to encourage my clients practice new skills and behaviors. It is in the process of self-reflection and the application of behavior that we can elicit change and therefore happiness in our lives, which I believe you deserve. I will be here to support, guide, encourage and assist you in the process of discovering and empowering yourself.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 72887


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dianne Feria. 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 on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Diane has truly changed my life, and I don’t mean that lightly. She is a kind soul and really takes the time to get to know you and what you need out of therapy. I couldn’t recommend her enough, and she is the only therapist I will ever use. Her energy is such a safe space, and her skills are unmatched!

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Dianne is A++

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dianne gives me a safe space to open up and makes me feel heard. She helps me see where my feelings may come from and how I can cope with uncomfortable emotions.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dianne is the only therapist I will ever work with again! She is deeply understanding and insightful and so very gentle. I can't say enough good things about her and her skills.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dianne is awesome

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I can't thank Diane enough for helping me through the darkest period in my life. She's offered a perspective that I couldn't quite see and never once gave up on me in my darkest moments. Always listening and encouraging and leaving space for me to honor my feelings. I would recommend Diane in a heartbeat!

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dianne is very compassionate, but also gently challenges my statements at times, and this has been transformative for me. She listens closely, and I feel understood in a way that I have never experienced in my life. I am so happy with my experience, and have learned so much!

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and family conflicts

Dianne is a wonderful human & great therapist. She makes me feel heard, understood, and safe. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. :)

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dianne is reliable and welcoming. She has helped me with issues that I’ve brought to the table and more. She is gentle but assertive and helpful.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dianne is a brilliant therapist with a number of methods ready to help her patients heal. She’s fantastic at unpacking the feelings behind certain behaviours and talking about how to process them. I would recommend her services to others struggling with low mood, negative self talk, and anxiety.

Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dianne is so compassionate and understanding! I always feel supported and understood during our sessions.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is supportive and clear about what therapies are for you.

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dianne is able to communicate her ideas in a respectful and empathetic way. She balances different concerns such as practicalities and the work needed to take care of myself. I always grow and learn during our sessions, and, with her help, challenge myself in a safe space to tackle my issues. Her therapy style, CBT and psychoanalysis, works extremely well for me. I also love that she gives me concrete exercises and activities to work on as well as ways to apply them to real problems I am facing. She is extremely responsive so I always feel that I can turn to her when I need to. I highly recommend Dianne!

Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have been speaking with Dianne for a few weeks now. When she was recommended to me, what stood out immediately was her skills and vast experience that was shown in the introductory profile.

I had bad experiences with therapists in my country in the past so I was a little cautious, Dianne's professionalism was evident from the first message she sent me, her responses and her sessions.

I was able to figure out the answer to age old questions that I have had through her guidance and her style of delving into the past to address the issues experienced today.

I feel a lot more in charge of my life and I feel blessed to have been given such a rare opportunity to speak with someone as talented as Dianne. This has made me realize that therapy with BetterHelp was the right decision.

The only problem is that I wish that I can continue to utilize the site for the long-term as I admire this initiative and I do believe that therapy is a vital part of a successful life. Having someone who I feel I am accountable to (e.g. a therapist) makes me want to be less mean to myself and try harder to improve in spite of my traumas. When I was doing this alone, it was too easy to fall back into old habits as there was no one but myself to hold me accountable.

I'm thinking hard about how I can continue this but with the cost, (which is equivalent to the disposable part of my current salary) I'm not sure...

I will keep trying to see how I can manage though.

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I have had three sessions with Dianne. I have learned a lot about how I treat myself through shame with her helpful approach and thoughtful questions to guide me.

Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dianne is a very professional therapist. She listens attentively and really tries to understand the source of the issues. She has provided me with some very good advice and offers her support and comfort over chat between the sessions.

Written on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management

Dianne is the best. She is a good listener and will help you.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dianne is very personable and creates a nonjudgemental and safe space in which to work through your issues. Highly recommend!

Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s the best

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Dianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I really love how Dianne interprets the information I share about myself and helps me discover more about myself. I wasn’t a big believer in therapy until I started sessions with her; now I recommend it to nearly anyone.

Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Dianne for 7 months

Dianne is the best therapist I’ve ever had, and I love her approach! She’s amazing and has helped me so much, just so empathetic and feels like I’m talking to a real person. In the past with therapists it feels like there’s a bit of a detachment and I’m being fired with questions but not getting much back, but with Dianne it’s a real dialogue and she’s a super warm person.

Written on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Dianne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Advice for Dianne, have her come up with a plan or program of action that is practical and applicable to push for the client's improvement. (In which both the client and counselor work together to develop a program that benefits the clients specific needs). Suggest her being consistent with follow-ups of accountability on sticking to the implemented plan. For example, in regards to the physical therapy there are drills and routines that are necessary to heal and improve mobility. Just like in PT, also have her come up with exercises or routines that focuses on areas of mental/emotional/spiritual health therapy. In which the clients goes and does homework and applies those emotional/reflective exercises.

Written on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Dianne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Absolutely adore Dianne!! She always makes me feel so comfortable and safe. Feels more like talking to a friend than a therapist. I only wish more people could have a wholesome therapist like her, dedicated to listening and helping you through what YOU want! Honestly can’t recommend her enough!

Written on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Dianne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dianne is respectful and very helpful. She’s accommodating and always willing to give wonderful advice. I’d highly recommend her.

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