Linzi Swisher Diaz

LCSW

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work. While I have experience working with diverse populations, most of my work has been with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, major life changes and difficulties managing everyday life stressors. Some people I help have limited support systems and are looking to share with someone in a non-judgmental and safe space. I have also worked with individuals involved with child protective services and have a firm understanding how trauma can impact an entire family system.

My counseling style is centered on developing a safe, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship. While I practice from a mostly psychodynamic theoretical framework, I do not believe there is a “one size fits all” style of treatment. Meaning, what works for one might not work for another. For example, some individuals who like worksheets and homework find tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy to be helpful; while others find talking through issues and processing feelings works better. We will work together to find the right combination and fit for you.

Everyone has a story and every story deserves to be heard. It can be daunting to explore making changes and reach out for help which means you have taken an incredible first step! I look forward to helping support you on this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.018169 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Linzi Swisher Diaz . 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 by M.A. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Linzi for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This year has been very tough and stressful but I’ve been very fortunate to have Linzi be my counselor. She’s easy to talk to and makes you feel heard. Really recommend for anyone that battles with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

Written by A.D. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Linzi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She listens great and offers great help. Haven’t been doing it too long so I need more time to tell

Written by M.A. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Linzi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Linzi is fantastic!! Responds very quickly yet with thoughtful and detailed advice, extremely friendly and approachable, and backs up her advice with data/studies which I appreciate so much!

Written by N.I. on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Linzi for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She does everything right. She listens and gives excellent advice. I would suggest her to anyone

Written by F.I. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Linzi for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She's been a wonderful help

Written by N.I. on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Linzi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Linzi has been extremely helpful to me in a time of crisis when having strong feelings of hopelessness. She is very kind and compassionate and a great listener. My feelings were always validated in session and I always walked away from talking with her feeling stronger, understood, and validated. She was able to encourage me that there is hope and that healing is a process even when I felt at my absolute worst. With her help and support, I have come to realize what decisions are best for me to make for my happiness. This has given me guidance and confidence in a tough situation with how to handle a narcissistic mother now that I am an adult. I am no longer putting myself in a toxic situation that I was in growing up, and I have come to find myself again and heal.

Written by K.R. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Linzi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Linzi has been the best so far! She is so understanding, empathetic, and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable immediately messaging her and while I came just wanting to fix a certain behavior, I have been learning so much more about myself and some underlying issues that we've been working on and I'm super grateful for that and her support.

Written by D.A. on Mar 29, 2020 after therapy with Linzi for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Linzi has been empathetic, helpful and validating so far. We just started working together, but I feel that her insight and guidance has helped me to open up and address things I hadn't even realized I needed to look at. I'm really glad to be doing this work with her.

Written by B.L. on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Linzi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I felt very comfortable with Linzi from the get go, I was able to open up to her freely about my struggles and concerns without ever feeling judged. She helped me to work through my issues by challenging me to step out of my comfort zone to reflect on my life and myself. She has been very supportive and uplifting. I am very grateful for Linzi and her expertise.

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