Diane M. Bailey Yoder M.S., LCPC, NCC, CCATP
I am drawn to this work because I believe that everyone deserves to live meaningful and beautiful lives that remain rich in joy despite their challenges. Navigating our ups and downs is where we find life’s meaning, but that doesn’t mean we have to do it alone. I work side-by-side with my clients to help them identify what is holding them back from the authentic, purposeful existence that they deserve.
I am especially experienced in assisting individuals who are going through a difficult transition in their lives. It is crucial to my approach that I provide an accepting, warm and nurturing environment so that clients feel safe and supported during our sessions. As a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional and telehealth provider, I provide helpful strategies for processing feelings and restoring the mind-body connection during periods of anxiety, grief or depression.
What equips me to perform this sensitive work is a combination of my values and my education. I have a Masters degree in Psychology Clinical Counseling as well as a Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Management from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. I also have a Bachelors of Science degree in Pre-Medicine from Roosevelt University concentrating on Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. My academic background, scientific training and professional experience have equipped me with a range of skills and knowledge that I have subsequently integrated into my therapeutic practice.
Every client I connect with is unique, and so the form my work takes is tailored to the needs of the individual. I specialize in the ARC (attachment, self-regulation and competency) framework model; however, I take time to design a treatment based on specific client needs using a range of modalities such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness, anger management, and parent education. I remain abreast of developments in my field and take pride in applying new research to my practice. When clients work with me they feel assured of my commitment to their goals; during the therapeutic process, they receive the highest standards of care and professionalism.
Although the approach varies depending on the client, my objective remains the same: to empower those I work with to live fuller lives enriched with meaning and purpose. The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing the transformative power of sessions unfold, knowing that a long-term difference has been made to someone’s quality of life. Active and genuine participation in dialogue has the incredible potential to disrupt patterns, reset mindsets and open doors to joy. It is my privilege to perform this work to the best of my considerable abilities.
Life is short and it should not be spent in suffering. My purpose is to provide the tools that make life’s inevitable challenges manageable so that it can be fully experienced and enjoyed.
- Years in Practice: 9 Years
- School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- Year Graduated: 2013
- License and State: 180.010617 Illinois