Lauren Diaz, LPC, NCC


Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and Arizona (not currently practicing in Arizona). Since becoming trained in EMDR, I have developed a true passion for this therapy and primarily use EMDR in my work with adult clients. I often have clients who come to me saying that they are "stuck", have worked with many therapists or tried many types of therapy yet still struggle in daily life. I have witnessed the power of EMDR in being transformational for these individuals and it is an honor to be a part of that process. I specialize in treating clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, and dissociation. I believe that therapy is a collaborative approach in which you are the expert and truly enjoy working with individuals who are looking to transform their lives. In addition to EMDR, I have received advance training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation Theory. I have completed level one training in Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) and will be completing the remaining levels this year.

Education & Experience

I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Arizona in 2011. I completed my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Phoenix in 2018. I began working in the mental health field in 2011 initially in residential and inpatient acute care treatment settings. I completed my internship through Calvary Healing Center in Phoenix, Arizona in both inpatient and partial hospitalization settings. I provided therapy for several years at an agency setting in Arizona, providing both individual and group counseling to adults struggling with general mental health issues and addiction. Since moving to Oregon in 2020, I have provided individual counseling with Rising Phoenix Counseling Services, and specialize in treating adults with complex trauma and dissociation.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am fully licensed in Oregon and Arizona (not currently practicing in Arizona). I am a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I currently hold a membership with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid

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