Diandra  Medina
Zencare Vetted

Diandra Medina

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Downtown San Diego Accepting In-person
Updated November 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Diandra Medina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in the mental health field since 2008. Although a majority of her experience tends to be in the inpatient setting for severe mental illness, she has owned her private practice for over two years now. Her passion as an outpatient provider is in helping increase self-worth and quieting down the negative internal dialogue. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and relational issues.

Following obtaining her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Diandra went on to receive her reiki level 2 and 200 hour yoga teacher training in order to be able to provide a wealth of support in both mind and body for her clients. As a firm believer that in order to receive optimal health, we must learn to not only listen to our thoughts but also our bodies, a mindfulness approach is utilized throughout her work. This in conjunction with the systemic educational training allows for a well rounded support.


Message to clients

Taking the time to slow down and be present with yourself, is not something that often makes it to the top of our "To Do" lists. The goal of this therapeutic work is not only to create 50 mins a week dedicated to your personal mental health goals, but also to build up a set of tools and techniques that are available to use throughout the rest of your week. In sessions with me, you can expect to receive the space to restore and recover.

Through a collaborative approach that emphasizes the benefits of incorporating both the mind and the body, tackling even the most difficult of goals can become a reality. Whether they be processing something from the past or managing a stressor in the present, through a mindful practice it can be overcome.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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

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

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Tricare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $140
  • Initial session: $140 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Downtown San Diego practice
1202 Kettner Boulevard, Suite B, San Diego, California 92101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Center For Discovery, 2018 - Present
Montecatini, 2018
Magellan, 2017 - 2018
BrightQuest, 2015 - 2017
San Diego Youth Services, 2013 - 2015

University California San Diego, BA, 2008
Alliant International University, MA, MFT


Languages

English