Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples

Diana is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience providing counseling to couples, adults, teens, and children in hospitals and non-profit agencies. She started in private practice in 1993 and recently relocated from New York to Austin, Texas. Diana believes in providing a respectful, non-judgmental, and caring environment for clients to explore and heal old wounds, reduce anxiety and depression, enhance communication in their relationships, and assist them in reaching their personal goals to have a happier, more fulfilled life. Diana is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and uses this approach to help clients process traumatic events in their lives. She also has advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy). She helps couples to recognize their cycle, or “dance,” and how to change their “steps” to get out of it. She also uses mindfulness techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy in her practice. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Info

  • What is your educational background?

    The University of Texas – Bachelors in Psychology and Washington University in St. Louis – Masters of Social Work.

  • How long have you been doing counseling?

    30+ Years

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    It’s rewarding knowing I can make a difference in someone’s life and I learn something new daily.

  • What previous jobs have you held?

    I resettled Russian immigrants in NY, worked counseling children with cancer and their families, worked at 2 different mental health clinics and had a private psychotherapy practice in Westchester county NY.

Personal Info

  • Where are you from?

    El Paso, TX and Port Chester, NY

  • What made you decide to become a therapist?

    I have a strong desire to help others and got an A+ in Psychology in high school.

  • Hobbies

    Teaching group exercise, dancing, cooking, watching movies, spending time with family and friends.

  • Where do you want to travel?

    Tibet would be high on my list.

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Therapist Personality: Extrovert
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