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Diane Giancaspro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New Buffalo, MI. Diane enjoys supporting individuals who struggle with anxiety, postpartum depression, relationship challenges, difficult life transitions, parenting issues, and low self-esteem. She is particularly passionate about working with the LGBTQIA community, and is an affirming therapist who strives to empower clients to feel whole, happy, and enough.
Diane draws from many therapy approaches in her work with clients. She encourages clients to set goals for themselves, whether that’s building a stronger relationship with a loved one, overcoming bad associations with a certain environment, or managing distressing emotions. As a solutions-focused therapist, she then helps clients reach those goals by thoughtfully breaking them down into smaller steps. She also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness therapy so clients can grow their understanding of themselves and feel more confident in who they are.
Diane holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. She believes that each individual she meets has innate strengths and resilience that can help them overcome life’s roadblocks. She strives to show her clients that they are strong and that they deserve to feel happy and fulfilled in their lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Rutgers University, Master's of Social Work, 2015
Purdue University, Bachelor's Degree- Behavioral Health, 2012