I am a clinical psychologist licensed in South Dakota with 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and PTSD/trauma. I have also helped many people who have experienced emotional & sexual abuse.
My counseling style is warm and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and interpersonal counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
You may find it helpful to know that I have experience being the client in a counseling relationship so I know the worry about finding a good fit. I am a person who needs to know I can say anything to my therapist and not feel judged. I need to feel understood, validated, and able to be myself. If this is the kind of relationship you would like to have with your therapist too, then I think we will be a good match.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO Psychologist PSY.0006091
SD Psychologist 607
Sweet and attentive
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is very supportive and it feels like I have a friend to talk to but a friend I can tell anything to and won’t have any judgements over the things I tell her. I love it since I started with her.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's Nice to talk to you has good ideas
Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Only two sessions in and she's been amazing in helping me have the courage to find me again.
I would highly recommend her!
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Very knowledgeable and professional, but also very approachable. I feel like she makes things make sense when my thinking is shrouded and caught up in worry.
Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Dr.Diaz is amazing, she is so personable and funny and knows her stuff! I absolutely recommend her and she has helped me a lot through the past few months. :)
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and coping with life changes