Diane Petrella is a holistic psychotherapist, certified life coach, and Level II Reiki Healer in Providence, RI. Her mind-body-spirit approach is designed to help clients tap into their inner wisdom, calm anxious and disruptive thoughts, and find peace through connecting with their Higher Self.
Diane works with individuals experiencing relationship challenges, such as difficulty starting a new relationship, repeated negative patterns of attraction or communication, and adjusting to life changes after breakups or divorce. She helps clients explore how early experiences influence their beliefs about themselves in order to increase self-confidence and build stronger relationships.
Diane has deep expertise in emotional eating, particularly with adults who experienced sexual abuse in childhood, and for whom mainstream weight loss strategies may be less effective. She also works with clients navigating stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and caregiver challenges.
Diane incorporates a range of approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, meditation and visualization, life coaching strategies, and the Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), which releases energy trapped in the body to feel more grounded in body and mind. Diane’s goal is to help clients clear through the clutter of life’s messiest challenges and connect with their highest, best self.
Relationship challenges - Difficulty starting relationships; resolving unhelpful patterns of communication; feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; adjusting to divorce or breakups
Self-esteem - Tapping into inner strengths to foster a positive view of one's self; exploring how early experiences influence self-image
Mind-body-spirit connection - Assists clients in strengthening their mind-body-sprit connection
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Sexual abuse - Healing childhood trauma and addressing its ongoing role in daily life, particularly as it relates to weight management
Emotional eating - Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image; particular expertise in addressing how one's past history of sexual abuse can get in the way of weight loss efforts today
Life transitions - Adjusting to, or contemplating big life transitions such as career changes and relationship shift
Grief and loss - Processing the loss of a loved one or any form of grief
Stress management - Mind-body-spirit approach to releasing stress and decluttering the mind; particular expertise in caregiver expertise
Life coaching - Find solutions to problems you’re experiencing right now or clarity about the direction of your life
Caregiver stress - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
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:
The Coaches Training Institute, Life Coach Certification
Harvard Medical School: Dept. of Continuing Education, Mind/Body training
Simmons College, MSW
Boston College, BA