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    Deanna Diamond, MA, LCP-Associate

    Supervised by Jenai Tidwell, MA, LPC-S

    Deanna Diamond is not a Texas native, but she has lived and worked in the Houston area for nearly 20 years. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic, but she believes in focusing on individual strengths and finding solutions-focused methods to address individual problems. With experience living and working in diverse societies, Deanna seeks to understand the client’s individual cultural perspectives and values. She uses cognitive and behavioral approaches but is open to adjusting her techniques to the client’s needs and abilities.

    With over eight years of experience teaching in higher education, Deanna is uniquely qualified to help with the stressors and transitions of young adulthood and college life. She has also worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and has completed crime victim’s assistance certification through the State of North Carolina. She works with children (ages nine and up), adolescents, adults, and couples. Her areas of specialization are: depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and LGBTQIA/gender identity issues.

    Education
    Deanna earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2017.  She also holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and a B.S. in Pre-law and Legal Studies from Marquette University.  She completed her graduate internship with Fowler and Tidwell Counseling.  Deanna also completed a graduate internship at a private practice performing evaluations for CPS and SSI benefits.

    License
    Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate (Texas License #: 80042)