Dianna Allen, Therapist in Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania — Zencare
Dianna W Allen
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Dianna W Allen

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Pennsylvania, New Mexico Accepting Online
Pittsburgh Waitlist In-person
Updated May 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Communication issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Dianna W Allen is a clinical therapist in the Pittsburgh area, and a telehealth provider throughout Pennsylvania and the State of New Mexico. She works with individual clients from 18 to 108. Many clients come in seeking support with anxiety and depression, self-doubt and self-criticism, relationship challenges, or seeking clarity around core values and direction in life. Dianna is particularly passionate about serving people at various transition and growth points in their lives, especially when they are feeling “stuck” and need validation and support to find their path again.

Dianna’s training blends strengths-based theories with development coaching and holistic skill building. She focuses on developing a therapeutic connection with clients to encourage safe exploration, self-compassion and body-mind skills that allow them to change their lives. In session, Dianna focuses on identifying root causes of challenges and helping clients find concrete solutions that can allow them to move beyond healing into personal growth.

Dianna’s style is non-judgmental, supportive, and reflective. She provides emotional space that is warm, open, and accepting. Meeting clients exactly where they are, she supports them in determining goals that will allow them to see real change in their lives. She uses active listening to validate client needs and will utilize tasks and activities between sessions to build on progress.

Dianna received her degree in Counseling in 2006. She has over 15 years’ experience working in various clinical and practice settings. She blends creativity and whole-body/mind focus (exercise, nutrition, sleep, time in nature) into therapy, as well as spiritual beliefs/practices. She is an experienced telehealth provider and offers this option to help clients more easily incorporate therapy into regular self-care practices.


Message to clients

Our days have gotten busier, noisier, and more challenging. Stress or anxiety about the current state of the globe, or the current state of your personal life often blends with self-criticism or judgment that can interrupt your dreams and goals.

I am a licensed clinical therapist and coach and over the past 15 years I have guided clients who felt overwhelmed, anxious, or full of self-doubt to find the confidence and emotional freedom to define and pursue their purpose in life. I work with clients of all gender and cultural identities and am affirming and supportive of individual needs and goals.

I appreciate the significance of holistic health and the role that nutrition, exercise, the arts, and time in nature play in mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and bring these interests to my practice.


Specialties

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $170 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $170
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Personal Development Coaching: $170 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
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)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 11 am - 7pm
  • Thu 11 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 11 am - 5 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 12 noon
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Mexico)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9 am - 3 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 9 am -5 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 8 am - 10 am
  • Sun Closed

Pittsburgh 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 Closed
  • Tue 11 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7 pm
  • Thu 11 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 11 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Evolution-Compass (PA Private Practice), Clinical Therapist, Sole Proprietor, 2019 - Present
Serenity-Centric (NM Private Practice), Clinical Therapist, Sole Proprietor, 2015 - 2018
Evolution Group, NM, Clinical Therapist, Supervisor, 2011 - 2016

Edinboro University of PA, Master of Arts, Rehabilitation Counseling, 2006


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PC010358

New Mexico: CCMH0129371


Languages

English