Diana BallLCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first few sessions often look and feel different than subsequent sessions. I believe it is important for clients to recognize this. The first time we meet, I have a few housekeeping things to discuss (confidentiality, practice policies, etc). We will spend the rest of the session talking about what brings you in. Often we talk about the initial concern and then I may ask about a variety of topics including, medical concerns, family history, current relationships and hobbies. These can give me insights in to your environments, both past and present. Toward the end of the first session, or at the beginning of a second session, I like to set clear goals and objectives. This helps to keep us on track during therapy. I work in several modalities and encourage client feedback.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I use two modalities, however can pull from much more as needed: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers clients to increase skills in areas such as Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. When using DBT, I discuss these skills with clients and then work to identify ways the client uses or struggles to use skills effectively in day-to-day life. Internal Family Systems (IFS) utilizes insight and self-reflection to explore the positive motivations in engaging in problematic behaviors or beliefs. IFS is built on a theory that believes that we all feel tension between our many "parts" and these parts all have positive intentions. We listen to these parts in order to find compassion and wisdom that resides internally.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Addiction

Dissociative disorders

General Expertise

Mood disorders

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Self Harm

Spirituality & religion based issues

Suicidal ideation

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

IN, LCSW, 34008963A