Welcome to my practice! Balanced Life Psychology, LLC is a Telehealth private practice in Scottsdale, AZ with the ability to provide services to 38 US States.
My therapeutic orientation is existential in nature. I focus on meeting your needs while finding meaning in your life to help you reach your goals. I promote self-awareness, growth, and a more fulfilling existence. "Wanting something to change" is why many come seeking services. I believe that change takes place after exploration of the uncertainty that accompanies it.
In therapy, the therapeutic relationship serves as a safe space for exploration and self-discovery. By providing you with a confidential setting to explore your thoughts and feelings, we lay the foundation to facilitate the change and relief from distress you are seeking in therapy.
My approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain personal growth. I like to focus my work in the here-and-now as I recognize the importance of interpersonal relationships and providing positive support to my clients.
I have helped clients with a wide variety of issues. Some of the common reasons clients come seeking help are:
Difficult life circumstances (no pathology here, just life being hard and clients needing a safe place to discuss the situation).
Divorce, infidelity, and/or unhappiness in current relationship
Gender Issues (gender issues and referral letters for gender affirmation surgery and/or HRT)
Mood Disorders (i.e. Depression or Bipolar Disorder)
Anxiety Disorders & Stress Management
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Job Satisfaction & Career Issues
Dr. Diana Medina
Dr. Medina is a licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona and gender therapist specializing in working with the adult population. She is one of the few bilingual therapists in the area able to provide services in Spanish and English. Dr. Medina incorporates a strengths-based approach in her therapeutic work. Dr. Medina is able to provide Telehealth Services in 38 states (AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI & WY).
Dr. Medina also specializes in mental health assessments (referral letters) for hormone therapy and gender affirmation surgery for transgender and gender diverse clients. Dr. Medina has worked with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, and group therapy. She has experience working with LGBTQIA+ community, transgender/gender diverse individuals, combat veterans, military sexual trauma survivors, people suffering from chronic pain, and individuals struggling with substance addiction.
Dr. Medina is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA), and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). She is one of only 2 Certified Providers by WPATH in the State of Arizona.