My name is Shayna Diaz and I’m honored to be able to hold space for people to engage in self-reflection and experience growth in a judgement free space. I firmly believe that externalizing some of the negative and unhelpful self-talk that goes on in our heads can help us to begin to look at ourselves and our lives through a new lens, and increase feelings of hopefulness and empowerment. In a society where we often are encouraged to “keep things light” I aim to provide people a space to show up as their authentic selves and receive direct feedback and tools to work through the emotions they are experiencing at that time. My hope is that through this process people can feel empowered to make hard choices, feel more positive about themselves and their relationships, and overall improve their quality of life.
I graduated from University of Vermont with a Bachelors in Social Work and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I am a registered Licensed Therapist in Portland, Oregon. Over the past 10 years I have worked in schools, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities and in homes. I have worked with children of all ages, parents, families, couples, and seniors. I have a lot of experience working with people in all stages of recovery from drug and alcohol use, including teenagers. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral strategies to identify some thought patterns that can keep us stuck, and then teach new self-care and coping strategies using a holistic approach focusing on total body wellness.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue
LPC #C5598 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
I would first like to say that I am grateful that I was contacted after my first failed experience with a previous therapist, and I was curious and open at the same time, as to how therapy via email and phone would work. Turns out, it worked wonderfully. Shayna was a perfect fit for my need. She was able to process my information and pinpoint those areas where I was getting stuck that I could not see for myself. She was an insightful and clear communicator. Her insight and questions challenged me to be more introspective to my issues, and because of this, I was able to finally get unstuck and move forward in a positive way. With her help, I have gained the tools to navigate this new situation in my life. Thank you!
I extremely enjoy communicating with Shayna. She is a very kind, open, understanding, relatable person. I’ve felt comfortable from the start & definitely look forward to continuing my counseling with her.