Diana Franco Yamin
Diana is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who holds a Master in Clinical Psychology and has 9 years of clinical experience in community agencies and hospital settings. She works with clients from diverse backgrounds and has experience working with youth, families, LGBTQ2+, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), immigrants and marginalized communities.
She received training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for OCD and anxiety at the OCD Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital, where she also coordinated multiple studies, provided individual and group treatment and supervised Ph.D. students. She also teaches at Adler University and works for Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Diana is experienced working with trauma, life transitions, and exploration of identity, gender and sexuality as she worked at Dragonstone Counselling and Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society. Her approach to therapy is holistic, collaborative, non-judgemental and empathic. She believes in supporting families in developing skills to self-regulate in a creative, fun and playful way.
Diana is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA #10002429) and has trained in Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy, Emotion-Focused Family therapy, Motivational Interview, Indigenous Cultural Safety in Mental Health and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma.
INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
When she is not working you can find her hiking mountains, riding her bike, dancing, reading or spending time with family and friends.
Diana provides therapy in English, Spanish and French.
Diana provides only online sessions from Monday to Thursday (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.).