Dr. Stella Diai

(Ed.D, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. I have a doctorate degree in Psychology and Behavioral Health with a specialization in Education and Counseling Psychology. The primary focus of my practice is to help my clients to reach their potentials. I have been privileged to work in the helping profession for the past fifteen years.
I believe that the entire process begins by identifying those stumbling blocks in the lives of the individuals that prevented them from achieving their desired goals. I maintain a high level of openness with my clients having realized over the year that what matters most in therapy is the client /therapist relationship. I truly believe that it is the relationship that heals.
My practice incorporates the client-centered, non-directive approach, the cognitive behavior approach and the eclectic approach. This is important to me because every individual is unique and should be treated as an individual by entering into each clients own world. The use of compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard are the core elements of treatment in my practice.
I specialize in psychotherapy with individuals of all ages with various mental health diagnoses and behavioral issues. I have extensive experience working with families and children and I also have a great interest in community development. Additionally, I run Anger management courses, Parenting courses and Coping skills courses for interested individuals and also for those who are mandated by the legal system to do so. I look forward to working with you.






Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Igbo


Licensing

LPC #37PC00562200 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Diai is understanding and supportive of all of my concern. I always feel empowered after a session.

Written by L.U. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. D is a very experienced and caring therapist who offers a multitude of therapies and information for those seeking help. There’s no shame in seeking help from her. She provides a caring and supportive environment and I am glad I am working with her.

Written by N.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great listener, intuitive and sends great tools to get started on a path of healing.

Written by P.E. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Diai is so great. She listens so thoughtfully and provides really great insights — things I never would’ve noticed or realized on my own! She’s been directly responsible for helping me heal relationships and gain confidence in myself and my choices. I can’t recommend her more highly. Dr. D, if you’re reading this — thank you!

Written by L.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coa

Their professionalism and skills are well recognizable from just the first few interactions with them. I have just started working with them and they immediately recognized my main concerns with myself and my lifestyle. They have been very supportive and encouraging. I am excited to continue working with them and I would recommend them to many others as well.

Written by A.M. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 9 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Love Dr. Diai!

Written by A.N. on Aug 29, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr Diai does an excellent job of consolidating the issues you are struggling with and tracking your progress on managing said issues. The exact method of treatment that she claims to utilize is what you will experience in your therapy sessions. There is a very strong client-therapist relationship and there are many resources that she will provide you with so that you can interactively be engaged in the healing process. I honestly believe that Dr. Diai has really helped me personally with realizing how to best utilize my strengths in order to create a happier life for myself. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation and substance abuse issues.

Written by C.H. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Diai is a great therapist and I highly recommend her.

Written by A.U. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

She is amazing and fun and good to work with she’s helped me a lot in so many ways and I’m so glad that I got to work with her in our time I wish her the best of luck

Written by M.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great doctor-knows what she’s doing.

Written by S.I. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She knew my concerns from the beginning and knew how to help me understand what I'm going through little by little by engaging me with different tasks to finish. She is very good!