Diana  Ball
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Diana Ball

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky Accepting Online
Fort Wayne Waitlist In-person
Updated January 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Diana Ball is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Northeast Indiana. She works with Adolescents and adults. Many of Diana’s clients come in to address trauma, pain, difficulty regulating emotions, suicidality. Diana is particularly passionate about serving survivors of trauma and members of the LGBTQ+ community. She also have advanced training in the area of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the treatment of chronic pain.

Diana is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Internal Family Systems (IFS); in which we use mindfulness practices to increase awareness of our experiences and identify skills (DBT) or facilitate greater understanding (IFS) to help us better cope with experiences. In session, Diana focuses on building curiosity, awareness and problem-solving. This approach supports clients to feel increased confidence in their ability to manage situations as they arise in daily life.

Diana's style is compassionate, and non-judgemental. When clients first start therapy, Diana begins to gather information about current and past struggles, identify goals and then help a client select an approach that fits their personality and goals.

Diana received her MSW from University of Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of aspects of social work including: community mental health, residential care, medical case management, addiction treatment (inpatient and outpatient), and clinical research. Outside of private practice, she enjoys spending time with her family, watch irreverent Irish comedies (ie: Father Ted), and stress baking. Diana currently offers telehealth sessions to clients in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio with plans to open an in-person office in Fort Wayne, IN in the coming year.


Message to clients

Deciding to enter therapy can be a difficult choice. I am so glad that you are beginning (or continuing) this journey and would be honored to walk alongside you for as long or short as you choose. I offer a client-centered approach that is based in research. I believe that lived experience is a valuable tool and can be used to strengthen understanding and relationships. I also believe that helping clients understand WHY we do what we do is just as important as providing the most up-to-date evidence-informed care. Therefore, I often talk with clients about the mind-body connection, what we know, and what we think we know from neuroscience about how and why certain techniques work.

While I often work with clients dealing with everything from life transitions, to adult-diagnosed ADHD, and depression, I particularly love working with clients with traumatic experiences and/or personality disorders who have been told or feel that their needs are "too much." Watching clients move from overwhelm to confidence and peace is what makes my work meaningful.

I look forward to meeting with you to explore how you can move forward in your journey!


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $120

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I offer an auto-pay option in which your co-pay or session fee can be automatically deducted from a card of your choice.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue 9-5
  • Wed 9-5
  • Thu 9-5
  • Fri 9-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue 9-5
  • Wed 9-5
  • Thu 9-5
  • Fri 9-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kentucky)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue 9-5
  • Wed 9-5
  • Thu 9-5
  • Fri 9-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Fort Wayne practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Steadfast Counseling, LLC, Founder; therapist, 2022 - Present
Crosswings Counseling, Therapist, 2020 - 2022
University of Kentucky, Case Manager; Clinical Coordinator; Therapist, 2012 - 2020
Bluegrass.org, Therapist, 2011 - 2012

University of Louisville, ABD, 2021
University of Kentucky, MSW, 2011
Asbury College, BA; Media Communications, Psychology, 2007


Licensure

Indiana: 34008963A

Ohio: I.2102691

Kentucky: 253974


Languages

English