Susana DiazLPC

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My approach is a compassionate, non-judgemental, caring way of being. Working with me can give you clarity about the past and a new understanding of yourself in the present so you can build a brighter future. If we work together, you will be able to understand yourself more deeply so that you can heal, grow and make positive changes. As a therapist, I pay close attention to details in the effort to fully understand a client's unique experience. I understand how difficult it is for a person to deal with negative thinking patterns. I am here to offer a helping hand in hopes of improving your quality of life. It is worth making the connection to start considering, professional help.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success is a word that any therapist will like to have in their indv sessions. However, success can be measured in different ways. Each person has their own journey. The purpose of therapy is to address thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are interfering with your daily routine. A success will be where as a client you are growing and you are realizing you had unhelpful beliefs and thoughts and you are addressing it. As a client -you are learning new skills and making lasting positive changes.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The barrier that I have encountered has been that people do not understand or accept that they are experiencing a treatable health condition. There is a huge lack of understanding of symptoms caused by several disorders. One of the other barriers related to the mentioned before is stigma and the negative stereotypes that prevent people to have full access to treatment.

Specialties

Depression

Careers

Loss/Grief

Bipolar disorder

Mood disorders

General Expertise

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Codependency

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Impulse control issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

All Savers Insurance

Cigna

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Optum

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

$170

First Session

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Coaching

Motivational Interviewing

Multicultural Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

LCADC -Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

NCC -National Certified Counselor

ACS -Approved Clinical Supervisor

BC-TMH- Board Certified Tele Mental Health

Certified Mindfulness Informed Clinician

Grief Counseling Specialist

Licensure

NJ, LPC, 37PC00470400

Education

LPC -Licensed Professional Counselor

Work History

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Pre Vocational Therapist and Approved Clinical Supervisor providing individual counseling for adults dealing with a diverse range of distress situations since 2008. My passion has always been to help and guide people going through difficult journeys. My preferred therapeutic approach is CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to develop solutions so people can identify and transform their way of thinking to be more positive. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques in order to help in resolving ambivalence and finding more of internal motivation. Also I am bilingual- Spanish -Proficient in writing and speaking the language.

Location

221 River St 9th Floor, hoboken, 07030, NJ