Mrs. Maria Diaz, LMHC, LPC
Preferred Name: Maria
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
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress Management