Last edited 01/10/2023
Dian Elizabeth GrierLCSW
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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?
If you are looking for therapist who is quiet and nods their head, I might not be a good fit for you. I listen well, but do offer questions and other perspectives. I am not a therapist that feels interaction is important to change. I do not spend time chit chatting either, we stay on task and work towards your goals. I do not want to waste your time or money and take
In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I am quite eclectic and adapt well to the client I working with. I am energetic and feel free to use humor when appropriate. I pull from different areas/philosophies as needed when we work together. I believe people have many gifts and sometimes they are unable to see these gifts. I consider this a way to start working toward the end goal. Maybe the client is not utilizing these gifts in life and there is a block. Whatever spiritual path they have chosen may be part of the journey for them. I am open to any lifestyle or information presented. I am non-judgemental and very open to life. I like to share this with my clients.
What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?
I love the connection with my clients. I am not the clinician that believes in the traditional boundaries of keeping you out of my personality or life completely. The session is about you, but if I have been through something similar and I have experience with it, I may give you an example from my own life. I feel unconditional regard towards my clients, and truly look forward to each session. I remember what we have talked about and look forward to hearing what happened over the last week or two. When you succeed, it touches me deeply. I am not in this work because it is a job, this is my life purpose and I feel it is my responsibility to treat each client with the utmost respect and kindness and we will celebrate each victory together.
What is your style/approach to therapy?
My style is very unique and I haven’t met many therapists who work as I do. I like to adapt to the client and their perspectives on life. I enjoy helping you uncover old beliefs that no longer work for you. My goal is to help you create a life that feels more exciting and fun. Helping you get out of any ruts in which you feel stuck; is my goal. I have created a novel way to work through trauma, old cognitions and thought distortions, to create a more creative and peaceful way to view the world. Change is quicker than you think and I see change quickly with the clients who are motivated.
What does a first session with you look like?
The first session will be getting to know you and finding out what your goals are in therapy. I want to know who you are and how you view yourself. I will be looking for your strengths, whether you are aware of them or not. I will be listening a great deal and learning about what the barriers are in your life as well as where you would like to see changes. We will create a working plan on goals for the future and decide on how often we would like to meet. Hopefully we will be getting comfortable with one another and laughing a bit. I want you to feel comfortable and feel a lack of judgement. I will also be discussing the brilliance I see in you.
Artists' mental health
Creative blocks & writer's block
Divorce & separation
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Training / Certifications
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 69269
Masters Social Work-Arizona State University
Business Associates-Washington State University
Hello! I have been working as a clinical therapist for over 14 years. In that time I have worked in various areas including grief, addiction, relationships, finding a path in life, and specialize in trauma work. There are maps we imprint early in life that follow us in one form or another throughout our entire lives. We often act these learnings out without knowing where they come from or why we do the things we do. I act as a guide to help you understand this life map you have created, cognitions that you believe that may not be serving you any longer, and we work together to find a new perspective on life. Depression is often an opportunity to re-examine these life patterns and offers you a path to a new perspective. Anxiety is also your deeper self talking to you, telling you that something needs to be freed from long ago. I don't spend a lot of time in the past but must spend some time mapping the past so we can move forward to create the life you want. I consider myself your guide. I will help you find meaning, your meaning and your path. I will remind you of who you are and why you are here. I feel you have these answers and I am honored to work with you to find your answers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dian Grier, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Dian Grier, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Dian Grier accepting new clients?
Yes, Dian Grier is accepting new clients.
Does Dian Grier accept insurance?
No, Dian Grier does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Dian Grier offer?
Dian Grier offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.
Does Dian Grier offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Dian Grier for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Dian Grier offer online therapy?
Yes, Dian Grier offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Dian Grier?
Dian Grier typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Dian Grier speak?
Dian Grier conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Dian Grier online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Dian Grier online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.