She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Jody serves hard workers looking for answers and a plan. She especially connects with young adults who are goal oriented but feeling stuck and confused. Her clients are go-getters and they feel like everyone is counting on them to make the right decisions. They are often worried that failure is right around the corner. They appear to be balancing an overly full plate but lose track of their own needs. They want so badly to be seen as competent and make As at school and in life. They can see success just out of reach and they are hoping that with the right help, they will get there.
Of course, therapy often looks like talking about problems, but over time you will notice your progress. Maybe the feeling of panic is gone. Maybe you have closer relationships. Maybe you feel confident enough to speak up when it matters. Maybe you can walk through your days not questioning your every move.
Sessions with Jody will hopefully feel like a break from the business of life. You will meet with her online, and each week she will hold the space to check in with yourself and your needs. We will work on observing your life with curiosity and compassion, not judgement and shame. Jody is deeply committed to helping each person lower their daily stress level so they stop feeling like there is never enough time.
Jody is located in Tennessee, just outside Nashville but can serve clients all over the state. She is a lifelong Tennessean and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from UT in Knoxville. She has over 20 years of experience, is familiar with the expectations and stress of college, and is an expert in helping young adults with their anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you
Jody Dianna is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 21 years
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, MSSW, 2003