Diane  Lopez

Diane Lopez


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Masters of Business Administration, MBA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Columbus Circle Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Diane Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, workplace issues, trauma, and grief. Her work with individuals and couples focuses on understanding and reworking the impact of early experiences, especially in one’s family of origin. She finds it deeply gratifying to engage clients in reworking these early templates and helping them create positive, long-lasting changes in their lives.

Diane spent more than 15 years working with Fortune 100 companies on issues around organizational effectiveness, leadership development and employee satisfaction. She brings her business experience to help clients navigate workplace conflicts and other obstacles to career satisfaction.

Diane often works with clients struggling with a harsh internal critic. This incessant critic can hold us back from being our full selves and achieving personal and professional goals. By creating a safe, non-judgmental space, Diane encourages exploration of the roots of that negative self-talk and facilitates a new perspective and compassion towards the self that leads to true healing.

In her work with couples, Diane helps partners better understand the influence of their respective histories and how that impacts their expectations, reactivity and communication patterns. She uses this understanding to help couples resolve conflict and re-establish connection.

In addition, Diane uses mindfulness-based body awareness in her work. This includes breathwork and an expanded awareness of the ways trauma lodges itself in our bodies. Diane believes that the journey towards healing involves establishing and nourishing a connection between our physical and emotional selves.

Diane currently offers remote psychotherapy via Zoom.

Message to clients

I believe that effective therapy is based on connection. I engage deeply with my clients in exploring what holds them back from leading a more fulfilling life. While I’ve had significant training and experience, I do not position myself as the expert. I see us as partners in a journey of discovery, whether we are addressing painful relationship dynamics or difficulties achieving goals. My primary objective is to create psychological and emotional space in which you can open up to yourself and better understand your own thoughts and feelings. While I will guide, support, and, at times, challenge you, I respect that you are the expert on yourself, so we travel on this journey together.

Life can be challenging, and confronting these challenges in therapy isn’t easy. I believe that the rapport and connection we build will help you feel safe. We work at the pace and depth that feels possible for you. And while I take this journey very seriously, I recognize that humor can often help get us through difficult emotional terrain. I look forward to talking with you further.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)


Diane Lopez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (60min)

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
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Columbus Circle practice
Not accepting new clients 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

Private Practice , Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist, 2018 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy , Clinical Supervisor , 2020 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy , Intake Therapist, 2018 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Training Committee Member , 2018 - 2021
Hewitt Associates, Executive Leadership Coach and Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, 1999 - 2011
Towers Perrin , Talent Management Consultant and Leadership Coach, 1993 - 1999

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis: 4-Year Certificate Program, 2018
New York University, MSW, 2014
New York University, MBA, 1993


New York: 086439