Ylira Pimentel-Diaz

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I provide short and long term psychotherapy to adults struggling with stress, major life transitions, anxiety (including social anxiety and generalized anxiety), depression, grief and other reactions to losses, and trauma reactions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I approach my work as an opportunity to help my clients discover and connect to their strengths as they work to overcome their problems and empower themselves!  I believe that both psychotherapy and coaching can be life-changing and transformational.  “Wellness Therapist” is symbolic of my holistic approach to therapy which is based on a foundation of compassion and empathy.  I provide support and guidance while delivering clear, honest, and practicalfeedback geared towards helping my clients change patterns that have maintained their distress. Because I believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to counseling, part of my job is to help clients clarify what they want to achieve and to help set a clear path on how to accomplish these goals.  I join my clients in their journey, help them connect to their strengths, provide guidance, and teach skills that address the challenges that motivated them to seek help.  This in turns allows individuals to do the work of constructing their best Self.

I believe that change happens when people draw on their strengths to face and overcome their concerns, thus the client is always the driver and the therapist is the aide.  In my work, whenever appropriate and agreed with client, I enjoy incorporating an array of techniques including mindfulness and meditation practices, specifically geared towards optimizing successful outcomes.

My personal and professional identity, including biculturalism, bilingualism (Spanish), and immigrant experience, have allowed me to develop a unique, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to psychotherapy.  I have worked with individuals across the life span, being witness to development through life from working with pregnant and new mothers, and individuals from toddlerhood to old age.  I approach childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age as biologically and psychologically dis­tinct stages of life, with their own needs and char­acteristics, while also understanding how problems arising in these unique stages may express themselves in an individual and impact later stages of his/her life.

 

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety
  • Biculturalism and Immigration-Related Issues
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Grief or Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma or Abuse

LOCATION

264 Beacon St.,
Boston, MA 02116

 

PRACTICE DETAILS

  • Cost per session: $180
  • A reduced rate may be offered for clients with demonstrated need
  • Eligible for out-of-network benefits if you have a PPO plan

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master in Social Work (MSW) and a Certificate in Child & Adolescent Trauma, both from Simmons College (Boston, MA) in 2012
  • Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB) in 2006