Mrs. Maria Diaz, LMHC, LPC

Preferred Name: Maria

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My approach is tailored to meet the diversity of each individual client. My ideal client is motivated to change and prepared to do the work. As an ally I use my professional expertise to help clients accomplish their self identified goals. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a trauma focused approach. As an EMDR therapist I assume that unhealed trauma is playing a major role in presenting issues and I work with my clients to heal unresolved trauma. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness and other evidence based practices. I specialize in working with adults with Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, difficulty with adjusting to a life altering event and other circumstances that require a safe non judgmental approach.

Education & Experience

In 2009 I graduated with my Masters in Counseling, after graduating I decided to take the opportunity to enhance my skills through various direct service and leadership roles. In 2016 I returned to school and earned an Advanced Certificate of Mental Health Counseling, while I continued evolving as a Mental Health Professional. I am currently a Clinical Director at a non for profit organization in Westchester County where I provide clinical leadership through the utilization of evidenced based practices and overall clinical quality care for community outpatient treatment.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults