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Diana Garofalo, M.S.Ed., MHC-LP

It is with much excitement that we welcome Diana Talavera-Garofalo, M.S.Ed., MHC-LP, to Dr. Fallon’s Practice! Diana brings with her an impressively wide scope of experience in the fields of mental health and behavioral health along with a sincerely warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental demeanor. Diana obtained a BA in Psychology and an MSEd in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College, The School of Education, in the City of New York where she graduated with departmental honors and with the elite recognition of Summa Cum Laude. Diana’s impressive scholastic honors in the fields of psychology and mental health also includes membership into the Psi Chi International Honor Society and the Mu Sigma Rho Chapter Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.

Diana’s authentic therapeutic style is compassionate, empathic, respectful, and supportive. She approaches her clinical work through an integrative lens which is both collaborative and nonjudgmental. Diana individualizes her theoretical orientation to meet her clients where they are and to help each of them reach their unique goals. and pulls from different frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Strength Based, Trauma Focused, and Mindfulness strategies.

Diana is extremely passionate about working with clients of all abilities, bodies, genders, sexual orientations, races, religion, and cultural backgrounds. While confidently experienced working with a variety of presenting concerns, Diana specializes in working with clients who are facing anxiety, grief, life transitions, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, trauma, and depression.

A foundational goal to all of Diana’s work is her commitment to providing clients with a safe and healthy space to explore themselves and gain deeper insight into their emotions, experiences, thoughts, and relationships. During sessions, Diana honors the individuality of her clients and responds with authenticity and warmth throughout their therapeutic journey. When working with Diana, you will be supported in deepening your self-understanding and finding new ways to navigate life’s challenges and stressors. Above all, Diana will always encourage you to discover and express your true self.

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