Dr. Lyanna Diaz

Psychologist

About me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SD Psychologist 607


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lyanna 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 on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She's Nice to talk to you has good ideas

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

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 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

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 Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and coping with life changes

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 11, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is simply amazing, patient, kind, generous and knowledgeable.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve been talking to Dr. Diaz for a while now and she makes me feel heard. She’s there to help me figure out what my feelings are and how to feel them in a healthy manner.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a good listener and has a friendly and calming demeanor!

Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Dr. Diaz has been very helpful. She listens well and asks good questions. She balances well me bringing the thoughts and situations of concern with practical guidance.

Written on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I liked that she asked a lot of questions first session to get to know me better before we dived into other things.

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

I’m 100 percent thrilled with Dr. Diaz and BetterHelp. Since my first appointment, Dr. Diaz has been great about asking just the right questions to get me babbling about all the things I need to get off my chest. Large and small, she’s patient and lets me ramble without interruption. I’m super aware of the issues I need to work on, so my experience with her is very much geared to my needs to have someone to bounce my thoughts off of, while also giving me a safety net of knowing there is always someone available to talk with if I need it. It’s been a huge benefit.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I've really enjoyed working with Dr. Diaz. She makes me feel heard and valid, and I've noticed a tremendous amount of personal growth in the few months that I've been working with her. She helps me with every day issues and with more deeply-rooted issues, whether it's in a scheduled session or in a random message, to which she always responds quickly. My favorite part about working with Dr. Diaz is that she offers actual solutions and helps me come up with concrete plans for how to tackle those solutions, making sure that I'm setting myself up for success instead of just throwing out arbitrary suggestions.

Written on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She has been amazing at listening to me and helping me better understand my pain points. She’s amazing!

Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Diaz is an amazing counselor who helped me through the most trying times of my relationship. She gently guided me to identify my fears and set them aside so that I could find my strength and my self again. She challenged me on my preconceived assumptions and old behaviors so that I could decide which ones are serving me well and which ones are not. All my work with her has helped me to feel like I regained control over myself in my situation and has helped me immensely to regain my confidence. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Diaz is AMAZING! I enjoyed working with her. She’s very understanding, patient and kind. Would definitely recommend.

Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Lyanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Diaz is a good listener. She pays careful attention to everything and is a good observer. Overall, she made me feel heard and appreciated. Shes a great person. Definitely would recommend her.

Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Lyanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Diaz is great! She is warm compassionate and easy to talk with! I always feel better after talking with Dr. Diaz and she has helped me work through a tough situation! I would recommend her to anyone needing help.

Work with me!