Dianitza Medina, LCSW - Utah Therapist at Grow Therapy

Dianitza Medina

Dianitza Medina


15 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hello! I am an experienced and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find their path to emotional well-being. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. My therapeutic approach combines evidence-based techniques tailored to each client's unique needs, empowering them to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth and healing. **Please note I currently have no availability for evening appointments.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first session with me, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment where we’ll establish a foundation for our therapeutic relationship. We’ll discuss your goals, concerns, and what brings you to therapy. You’ll have the opportunity to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, and I’ll answer any questions you may have about the therapy process.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strengths lie in my ability to establish a genuine and empathetic connection with clients. I'm a skilled listener, and I create a non-judgmental and safe space for individuals to openly express themselves. Additionally, my strength is in my adaptability, as I tailor therapeutic approaches to meet each client's unique needs and goals. I am committed to remaining up-to-date with the latest evidence-based practices and techniques to provide the most effective and comprehensive support. Ultimately, my dedication to empowering clients to overcome challenges and achieve lasting well-being is a key strength in my therapeutic approach.

About Dianitza Medina



My treatment methods

Trauma-Focused CBT

My experience with trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy has been transformative. Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of working with numerous clients who have faced various forms of trauma. Through this therapy, I have witnessed incredible resilience and growth as individuals have learned to confront and manage their traumatic experiences. By using evidence-based techniques, I've helped my clients reframe negative thought patterns, reduce anxiety, and gain a better understanding of their emotional responses. I've also seen the remarkable power of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy in promoting post-traumatic growth, where individuals not only heal from their past but also emerge stronger and more resilient.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I've had the opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible power of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in facilitating transformative changes and personal growth. My experience has spanned a broad spectrum of concerns, including anxiety, depression, phobias, and relationship conflicts. By applying evidence-based and collaborative interventions, I've guided clients in the process of recognizing and reshaping self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors. Clients acquire practical coping skills, gained a deeper comprehension of their emotions, and achieved a more balanced and enriching life. It's an absolute honor to be a part of their journey toward improved mental health and overall well-being.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

As a DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) therapist, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients facing emotional dysregulation, self-harm, and other complex challenges. Through the implementation of DBT, I’ve empowered individuals to cultivate mindfulness, manage distress, and improve interpersonal relationships. My experience has involved guiding clients in navigating the dialectical tension between acceptance and change, a central concept in DBT. I’ve seen remarkable transformations as clients develop the skills necessary to regulate their emotions, reduce impulsive behaviors, and enhance their overall well-being.

Grief Therapy

My experience with grief has encompassed helping clients cope with a wide range of losses, from the death of loved ones to divorce, job loss, and more. Through compassionate listening and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I’ve supported my clients in their grief journeys. I’ve learned that grief is a uniquely individual experience, and my role as a therapist is to provide a safe space for clients to explore their emotions and find their path to healing and acceptance. This experience has deepened my commitment to helping people find hope and renewal even in the face of profound loss.


My experience has revolved around empowering clients to uncover and harness their inherent resilience and resources, enabling them to surmount obstacles and achieve their aspirations. Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed remarkable transformations as clients embrace and utilize their strengths to address a spectrum of issues, including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts. By fostering a positive and empowering therapeutic atmosphere, I’ve had the privilege of observing individuals become more self-aware and self-assured, leading to enduring enhancements in their lives.