Working Together

My therapeutic orientation is existential in nature and focused on meeting your needs while finding meaning in your life. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized treatment. My approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients 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 believe that change takes place after exploration of the uncertainty that accompanies it. 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. 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 been able to help 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).

  • Stress Management

  • Divorce, infidelity, and/or unhappiness in current relationship

  • Gender Issues

    • Gender non-conformity, Gender Dysphoria, Transgender & Transsexual Issues​

    • Referral Letters for Gender Affirmation Surgery & HRT

  • Mood Disorders 

    • Depression

    • Bipolar Disorder

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder​

  • Anger Management 

    • Voluntary work​

    • Court-ordered Treatement

  • Job Satisfaction & Career Issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Need of positive support in life

Dr. Diana Medina

Dr. Medina is a licensed psychologist 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,  mindfulness and meditation in her therapeutic approach.

 

Dr. Medina also specializes in mental health assessments (referral letters) for hormone therapy and gender affirmation surgery for transgender clients and in conducting psychological evaluations for immigration. Dr. Medina has worked with a wide variety of clients in individual, couples, and group therapy. She has experience working with LGBTQ community, transgender/transsexual/gender non-conforming 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 World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).  She has served in the Arizona Psychological Association Ethics and Membership committees. She is a National Career Development Association Graduate Research Grant Recipient for her dissertation research in Career Assessment. 

Balanced Life Psychology, LLC

1345 E Chandler Blvd, Suite 107, Phoenix AZ 85048

Phone: 602.900.9550     Fax: 480.660.5377 

drmedina@balancedlifepsychology.com

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