Diana graduated with her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 2016 and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She served as a counselor and treatment coordinator in the field of addiction treatment before joining The Refuge Center in 2019. Diana believes that effective communication skills, supportive relationships, healthy habits, and a work/life balance are some of the keys to mental health and wellbeing. She has experience treating individuals suffering from addiction, ptsd, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, and grief. She also enjoys working with people who are managing challenging life transitions. She provides compassionate, trauma informed care and is trained in EMDR. She often incorporates elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems into her work with clients. Her authentic, non-judgmental, and supportive approach helps create a safe space for her clients to heal.
In addition to her passion for helping others, Diana has also had a lifelong interest in cultural diversity. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and master’s degree in Latin American Studies. She enjoys seeing clients from diverse backgrounds and makes a special effort to work within her clients’ cultural framework during the therapy process.