My name is Potoula Diaz and I live in Florida. I first became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and practiced in the field in that capacity for about 11 years holding all kinds of jobs, but mostly being a therapist for families and adults with crises in their lives, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. Then I decided that I would like to learn more in depth about families and couples, so I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011. Then, last year I became a Certified Addictions Counselor and have learned so much about addiction that I use with many of my clients. I use mostly Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused approaches in my work. I feel they work very well for many people and also they compliment my personal style and theories about change and growth.
This year marks my 20th year in the field of counseling and mental health, and this time has been so rich with all kinds of amazing unforgettable experiences in helping people. I approach each new client with enthusiasm and curiosity, and being prepared to learn from each new person I meet. I believe that forming a strong positive relationship with your therapist is the most important factor in how well you will do in therapy, so it is important that you take the time to pick someone that you feel comfortable with and someone who makes you feel heard and cared for. I enjoy helping people and am confident that with all my experience and skills and my natural passion for helping, I can make a difference in the life of any person that is struggling with a problem or challenge in life.
Life can be difficult, but with my help you can feel better and make some personal changes that you will be proud of! I hope we can work together in a rewarding and caring relationship and I look forward to hearing from you!
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar
LMFT #MT2555 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
LMHC #MH6104 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Hello to anyone reading this. Working with Potoula gave me the understanding and perspective I needed to understand the situation and to make the right choices. She is super caring and companionate but also straight forward and will give you candid feedback when asked. She is responsive to messages and even checked on me when she didn't hear from me in a bit. She cares and it shows.
Potuala Diaz is an amazing counselor who was invaluable to helping me find new ways to deal with my problems. She helped me tremendously and I feel she might be the first one to really understand me.
I would definitely recommend her for anyone with any kind of problem.
Potoula is an amazing counselor. She always checks on me, has great insight, and offers wonderful advice.
I started online counseling with Potoula in the midst of an emotional low in my life; I perpetually felt depressed, sad, and was suffering from symptoms of PTSD. Potoula was there to support me every step pf the way. She was knowledgeable, respectful, and always open to listen to my every concern. Potoula remembered our past conversations, and would regularly check in with me regarding specific things we discussed. Now, through the aid of her, I am able to live a life where I have many more healthy coping strategies and feel heard by another individual. Potoula is an outstanding counsellor and I am so grateful that she was brought into my life at the time when I most needed her.
Highly empathetic, responsible, thoughtful. Total professional.
She is very kind, respectful, and honest. I love her counseling because she puts words to my feelings and it all makes sense.
Potoula is absolutely wonderful. She got right to work after my first message, addressing my issues and offering solutions right away. What I appreciate most, is that she immediately validated my feelings when I felt insecure about them, and that alone was so incredibly helpful. She responds to my messages in a timely manner and I always enjoy her correspondence. In addition to her professionalism and expertise, she is so warm and friendly, like talking to a friend. All in all, she is exactly what I needed and I appreciate her very much! I would HIGHLY recommend her and BetterHelp!
She's helps me quite a lot.
Potoula is a wonderful listener and has helped me by giving an unbiased perspective. I immediately felt comfortable with her and hope to continue to make progress.
Potoula is a fabulous help to me. She's kind, insightful and can really get to the heart of an issue. I love her attitude, and find it very realistic, compassionate and approachable.
Potoula has been immensely patient, insightful and supportive. She has helped identify and delicately untangle my concerns, and has provided thoughtful guidance at every interaction. She's very perceptive, and has helped me make realistic goals and changes.
She is the best.
Potoula is a thoughtful, friendly, and articulate professional who has brought necessary depth and insights to our discussions. She’s provided me new tools and ideas through which to consider my situation. I’m grateful to have connected with Potoula!
Potoula has been a great sounding board for me to just write and write and get it all out of me, then get feedback to help me sort it all through. I don't like to talk to friends or family too much so it can get bottled up inside and I think about it too much. I find her insightful and supportive.
I wish every single person in therapy had the opportunity to work with Potoula Diaz. She is wonderful. She is an expert, she truly cares, and she has helped me more than I expected.
Potoula always answers carefully to all my questions, she is supportive and positive and encourage to look inward by sharing wise thoughts or asking questions.
Good Counselor - I would recommend to friends and relatives.
Potoula is very helpful and understanding. Thanks for your help
Ms. Diaz has been supportive, understanding and gentle. She is opening my eyes with her wisdom.
Potoula has offered the support that I needed to get through a very difficult situation. We have been partners in developing a counseling path that fits both of us, in direction, time and format.
Potoula has been very dedicated in helping me, responding to me and giving me guidance and feedback. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor!
Potoula has a very thoughtful and positive approach to addressing my issues and concerns. To me, it was very helpful to have her tell me to acknowledge the mistakes or negative situations I was dealing with and to put my feet on the ground and turn them into a positive approach on how to change my outlook and current situation and what strategies to take to get there.
With Potoula I feel supported and understood, and I appreciate her insights and recommendations very much. My sincere thanks!!
Potoula was very supportive and encouraging. She boosted my morale when I needed it most. Thank you.
Potoula is an amazing person. She has helped me so much through counseling. She is very understanding and really knows how to listen. I can't say enough nice things about her.
Potoula has been extremely supportive of my needs. I was worried that it would be difficult to explain my situation but she has understood every detail and gives advice that really applies to my situation and helps me cope with the ebb and flow my emotions. She is extremely respectful, and I am really enjoying my sessions with her. I couldn't recommend her enough.
Potoula has astonished me with her insight and professionalism. We operate in two totally opposite time zones and I was concerned that this would impact on the efficacy of our work. Not at all. I will be very honest, when I realized we would need to correspond I was dubious that I wanted to do this. I freely confess to being wrong. Our exchanges have been rewarding, educational and amusing, above all, Potoulas' empathy and understanding shines through constantly. She has helped me without doubt and I am eternally grateful to her for this.
Potoula is an outstanding counselor, and I enjoy all of her professional feedback.
Patoula has been amazing. She can take my random thoughts and pinpoint the issues that help me clarify what I need to work on. I cannot express how happy I am to have Patoula.
Corresponding with Potoula has enabled me to see more clearly where my issues lie. She asks pertinent questions and encourages me to discuss my feelings and hopes for a better and healthier future. I look forward to working more with Potoula to help me reach my goals.
Ms Diaz is my first counselor, and she has made me realize the same thing every hard headed sceptic should realize: it's such an amazing feeling to talk to someone you don't know! Thank you Ms. Diaz...you do great things for people's souls.
Potoula is good at explaining and breaking down an issue or behavior. She has helped me see my issue more logically. I thank her a lot for giving me some clarity.
Potoula is amazing. She responds, and listens to what you have to say -- all of it. She does make you feel like you're able to speak and she'll help you figure out your feelings.
Potoula is so patient, caring and wise!
Potoula has been amazing. From the very beginning she has created a place for me to feel comfortable and safe. She has done nothing but help me, make me smile and in some instances laugh. Highly recommend!
I really appreciate Potoula! I've been through Betterhelp before but I feel like Potoula listens to me. AND I like her strengths-based approach. It's nice to have someone to talk to, or know that someone will be there when I'm having anxiety.
This service is one of those things that leaves you wondering why it hadn't been invented a few years ago.
She is really helpful, I feel like she understands me.
Good listening skills, friendly and personable. Provides good advice and methods to achieve your goals.
Potoula has been invaluable to me in working out issues in my life. She has led me, mostly with very astute questions, into new ways of thinking that is a good beginning for stability in my life. I cannot say enough good things about her to fully do her justice.
Potoula Diaz helped me a lot in all my crisis. Extremely competent! I recommend Potoula to anyone who has any problem.
She really helped me. I'm truly thankful for her help!
Potuala Diaz has helped me tremendously in the short time we have been communicating. I was uncertain about the modality of counseling over the internet but the realisations have been most enlightening about my condition.
Potoula is very caring and very positive. She is helping me control my anxiety and also to have a better understanding of my life. I am very glad I've been assigned to her as my counsellor.
Her advice has been very helpful to me and she's able to help me have a new, positive, vision about my life and my problems.
She has good advice and listens to what you have to say to really get to the root of the problem.
She is an out of this world person effective at communicating great concepts. She really has been a godsend to me and has helped me find my way in a difficult time.
After every conversation, I am left feeling calm and hopeful about the day ahead. I can say anything without fear of judgement. This has truly been a positive and helpful experience.
Potoula Diaz is like a friend - concerned and helpful. She never forgets what you are dealing with and is sympathetic. I like her very much.
It's nice to have someone to talk to. She's very comforting.
Potoula is very strength based and approachable. She has good insights, is always willing to attach helpful resources, and has made this experience so wonderful.
Potoula has helped me make significant progress towards working with my PTSD, as well as helping me to deal with a new chronic illness that has change my life drastically. She has never come off as judging or condemning me, she clarifies if she doesn't quite understand something I said, and I feel like she actually cares about me and my progress. She never pushes the issue if we stumble upon something I'm not ready to talk about yet, but waits until I feel comfortable opening up about it on my own. She even remembers the names of important people and events in my life. I really enjoy working with her.
Potoula is a great therapist and I am going through a very difficult change in life. Everything stable has been turned upside down and my existing relationships are no longer relevant especially with regards to my difficult developments. I can't imagine sifting through my rambling writings and producing a sincere and thoughtful not mention helpful response that can incite positive thoughts. She is prompt in response and believes in you as her patient. When I signed up for better help, I didn't think I would get someone so personable as Potoula.
Potoula has been so helpful. I really have been seeing a change in the way that I think and feel about myself. Thank you so much!
She has been very helpful.
She is amazing. She was picked for her experience in the type of issues that I've been having, and honestly I couldn't have been matched with a better person. She's understanding and helpful, while staying objective, which is exactly what I need. She's also really logical in her explanations, which is also a big help. Thanks Potoula!
Poutoula has been very attentive, intuitive, and understanding. She has done a fantastic job of coaching me along using a style that I am comfortable with.
Working with Potoula has been great. I was unsure about her and her methods at first, but when I expressed my concerns to her she was more than willing to alter how she interacts with me. She's always willing to listen and work out a system that works best for me and my needs. We are open and honest with each other and that's how it should be.
I recently reached out to Potoula because I had literally no one to talk to in life. She has been so caring and helpful! I really like how quickly she responded to my messages and non-judgemental way that she offered advice and coping strategies. I will use this service again in the future! I even told one of my friends how helpful this website is!
So far I have been able to relate well with my counsellor Potoula Diaz. I notice that she uses a person-centered approach which I believe is important in a counsellor-client relationship. Potoula also uses Cognitive behavioural therapy and I think some of the suggestions she has given me would prove beneficial if I were to use them. My only criticism would be that a couple of times I felt she was being slightly judgmental, sort of making assumptions instead of being accepting of what I was disclosing to her. Apart from that, I am happy to continue receiving therapy from Potoula and I hope to develop a more open and trusting relationship with her.
Potoula is very kind and patient. She seems to actually be invested in me, which is really nice. She seems quite knowledgeable. My only complaint is that I'm not sure if she quite understands how inept at this stuff I am. I really do need to be told every single step. Usually with a few questions I can clarify exactly what she wants me to do though.