About Me

My name is Shayna Diaz and I’m honored to be able to hold space for people to engage in self-reflection and experience growth in a judgement free space. I firmly believe that externalizing some of the negative and unhelpful self-talk that goes on in our heads can help us to begin to look at ourselves and our lives through a new lens, and increase feelings of hopefulness and empowerment. In a society where we often are encouraged to “keep things light” I aim to provide people a space to show up as their authentic selves and receive direct feedback and tools to work through the emotions they are experiencing at that time. My hope is that through this process people can feel empowered to make hard choices, feel more positive about themselves and their relationships, and overall improve their quality of life.

I graduated from University of Vermont with a Bachelors in Social Work and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I am a registered Licensed Therapist in Portland, Oregon. Over the past 10 years I have worked in schools, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities and in homes. I have worked with children of all ages, parents, families, couples, and seniors. I have a lot of experience working with people in all stages of recovery from drug and alcohol use, including teenagers. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral strategies to identify some thought patterns that can keep us stuck, and then teach new self-care and coping strategies using a holistic approach focusing on total body wellness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C5598 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Shayna for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Shayna has been a great gift to our relationship. She intuitively gets where me and my partner are coming from, and continually has insightful and extremely helpful advice. I can confidently say that our relationship is miles better than it was before we started attending counseling with Shayna.

Written by M.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Shayna for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Shayna is a wise and capable counselor who has given my partner and I new ways to connect and strategies for overcoming challenges. I’d recommend her to any couple who are looking to improve their communication and connection with one another. Thanks Shayna!