Diego Chiluisa, LMHC
My name is Diego and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, #010011) in New York State.
I have experience providing mental health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My Master’s degree is in Mental Health Counseling, with a focus on Community services from The City College - City University of New York. My Bachelor’s degree from Queens College is in Psychology. I have worked in multiple settings, including a hospital clinic serving in the area of research of public health with elderly populations and chronic patients. I've also actively volunteered at a local church since 2008 working in the youth department.
I understand that seeking “counseling” or “therapy” can be very broad and mean different things. It can be intimidating at first if you haven’t had any prior experience or surprising to experience different therapeutic approaches if you have previously experienced counseling. I want to tell you that I’m here to provide assistance for the needs that you have currently in your life. I see counseling as a dual relationship where you get to be on the driver’s seat and choose where to go on this journey. I seat next to you pointing out details, providing useful information or simply supporting you as you reach towards your destination.
Since becoming a counselor, clients, such as yourself, have come to me for a lot of different things, including depression, anxiety, trauma (particularly in the areas of childhood abuse and domestic violence), family and social relationships, self-esteem, and substance abuse.
My therapeutic approach integrates humanistic as well as cognitive-behavioral theories to help sort through the various challenges you may be facing at this time. I understand that it takes courage to recognize that you need "help" and that it's a huge step towards wellness in seeking that extra help to deal with those life stressors and I understand that starting counseling can evoke some negative feelings, such as worry, anxiety, or fear; but rest assured that once you embark on this process you won’t be alone and you will have the support to face those challenges and pull from within yourself the resources that you have to solve those problems or challenges on your own.
I want to provide a safe atmosphere and assist you with a frame that will be warm, respectful, empowering and supportive to meet your individual needs.
I look forward to meeting you should I get to do that. Thank you for taking the time to look at my page!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
NY LMHC 010011-01
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Diego Chiluisa. 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.
Diego listens empathically and offers constructive feedback. He has given me useful tools I apply in my relationships.
Having routine discussions with him was very helpful.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Diego for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have only met with Diego twice, yet feel confident that we will be able to work together to help improve my overall mental wellness. I have greatly appreciated his time and attention and have benefitted from our discussions thus far.
Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Diego for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Diego for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very caring and listens well. Can tell that he is an expert in his field. Very personable too.
Written on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Diego for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Diego is the kind of person that we rarely find. I have been very lucky to have him in this difficult time for me and my family. He is kind, respectful, polite, and very, very supportive. Diego has helped me so much in a very short time because he is very professional and knowledgeable of his staff. Thank you Diego and God Bless You.
Written on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Diego for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Diego has been great so far! It’s my first attempt at counseling and he lets me say my thoughts and feelings in a safe environment that allows me to be more open. He also has great advice that keeps me thinking all week.
Written on Apr 01, 2020 after therapy with Diego for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd